Vail Bus Tour

Get on Board Vail History Bus Tour From the Rincon Valley to the ghost town of Pantano, the landscape will come alive as participants discover the great stories and sites of the greater Vail area. Learn about the people and places of Vail. Reservation required, $25....

ReImagine Vail-Community Forum

ReImagine Vail-Community Survey, Preservation Plan Tools we can use to inspire Vail’s future was presented for the first time in Vail on July 19, 2014. What can you imagine along Vail’s main street? A park, safe walkways for students between Acacia Elementary and Old...

Centennial Whistle Stop

The Vail Preservation Society and Vail were proud to host one of the Whistle Stops celebrating Arizona’s Centennial. The Engineer of engine 844 sent special Tweets to students at Acacia Elementary School who were following the engine’s...

Vail School

Clouds gather over the Rincon Mountains in this 1960s photograph of the Vail School.

Old Vail Store & Post Office

The Vail Store and Post Office was the hub of communication and commerce for an area stretching from the Rincon Valley in the north to the Santa Rita Mountains to the south. Correspondence was welcomed equally by well-to do ranch owners and railroad section hands. ...

1918 Map of Vail

Vail, as remembered by Leonard McCulloch who grew up near the railroad tracks. There is one building still standing from that time-can you locate it?

This Place Matters

These community members have just finished an adobe workshop to help stabilize the Old Vail Store & Post Office.

Last Mail by Rail pick up in Vail

As a child Miguel Escalante helped Vail Postmistress Mary Jane Warner with the postal mail bags at the Vail Store & Post Office. He and Engine 844 conductor wave goodbye to the crowd of 1,000 as he and Max Allen carry a mail bag filled with letters from students...

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