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Cedar Glade aka Drake, AZ

 

The railroad shipping point was named for W. A. Drake and engineer who constructed the line. Today it is a major shipping point for some of the finest flagstone quarried in the United States. 

 

Post Office established, Nov. 9, 1936, Frank Schiel, Post Master. Discontinued April 15, 1939. Source: Arizona Place Names.

 

 

 

Above photo’s and satellite picture of Drake Cemetery: Jim & Barbara Marcel

 

Map by: Neal Du Shane

 

There was a second community by the name of Puntenney to the SW of Drake/Cedar Glade, as indicated on the above map. The Puntenney Cemetery is so noted.

 

George Puntenney came to Arizona from Colorado in 1879.  It was he who built the first lime kiln at this location. The Puntenney Lime Company was sold in 1929 to John T. Sheffield and Paul Spur. Post Office established May 20, 1892 as Puntney, George Puntenney Post Master. Name changed to Puntenney, date unknown. Post Office discontinued Sept 30, 1932.

 

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