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Bouse in La Paz County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

A & C Mercantile Company

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, December 30, 2010
1. A & C Mercantile Company Marker
Inscription. This building was built prior to 1912. The mercantile was known to do business with the A & C and Swansea railroads in 1916. It has been open continuously since that time. Bouse postmaster Cora L. Johnston moved the US Post Office to the store in 1924.

The Townsend Family bought the A & C in 1942. Elsie Pearl Townsend was postmaster from 1942 to 1962.

In 1943 and 1944 the US Army at Camp Bouse used the A & C as their PX and Post Office.

The A & C Mercantile Co, is still open serving the local residents, winter visitors, ranchers and tourists daily.
 
Erected 2000 by Lost Dutchman 5917 – 4, E Clampus Vitus and Bouse Chamber of Commerce.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 33° 55.9′ N, 114° 0.325′ W. Marker is in Bouse, Arizona, in La Paz County. Marker is on Broadway Avenue (Arizona Route 72 at milepost 27), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bouse AZ 85325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 740th Tank Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); 736th Tank Battalion (M) SP
A & C Mercantile Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 30, 2010
2. A & C Mercantile Company Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Bouse (within shouting distance of this marker); George L. Wendt (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Camp Bouse (within shouting distance of this marker); 748th Tank Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Camp Bouse (within shouting distance of this marker); 739th Tank Battalion (SP) (ME) (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Bouse.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
A & C Mercantile Company image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, December 30, 2010
3. A & C Mercantile Company
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 732 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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