Arizona Mailboxes of Distinction


My sister and I went on a bike ride in the area near our home in Gold Canyon.  We saw some interesting mailboxes and so we started stopping and taking photos of each one. 

 The next day we took the car to go on a treasure hunt drive for more unique mailboxes. Did we ever find some interesting ones!

I’d like to go back at night to take a picture of this mailbox when its strings of lights are illuminated. 

Although totem poles are the work of Pacific Northwest Indian tribes my sister spied a totem pole that housed a mailbox in our southwestern locale. 


Here a coyote howls at the desert moon. The moon sports a mailbox at its tip. Perhaps the coyote is howling because it is sad that the house on his yard had been (according to a nearby sign) repossessed by the bank. Although most of the cows in Arizona are beef cattle this house had a Holstein dairy cow for a mailbox. The pottery on this mailbox looked  Hopi or  Navajo. This mailbox featured geckos and the humpbacked flute player, or Kokopelli. This mailbox served double duty. It was a weather vane as well, although in Phoenix where the weather is warm and sunny 300 days of the year, a weather vane might not be a necessity. Now here’s a lucky mailbox. It is supported by a cactus sculpture made out of painted horseshoes. 


It was interesting to see a nautical mailbox with pier posts and rope in the middle of the desert in landlocked Arizona. 

This homeowner had found a creative way to use a dead and dried out cactus. A dog stands watch under this mailbox, protecting the owner’s land and trailer. 

This mailbox pays tribute to the saguaro cacti which are a staple landscape feature here in Gold Canyon. I’m sure now that I’m looking for them I’ll find many more interesting mailboxes here in Arizona where mailboxes can certainly be a work of art. 

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