Back of Postal Card


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Back of Postal Card from Martha Burton Williamson to her daughter Estella Williamson.

The postal card to Estella Williamson, postmarked June 9, 1895, at the Tolfree Post Office is the only item known to be sent from the post office and the first recorded piece of mail from any post office at the Grand Canyon.

The morning after her twelve or thirteen-hour stage ride to the Grand Canyon, Martha wrote a penny postal card with a brief message: “My Dear Estella, We are now at the camp ready to see the Grand Cañon. We arrived here at 9 P.M. yesterday. We are enjoying the trip immensely. Everything has been perfect and the trip not so hard as anticipated so far. Love to you all. Papa, Lillie, Virginia, yourself and Edward. Lovingly, Your Mama.” Martha added, “Grand Cañon, Ariz., June 9, ’95 Sunday A.M.”


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