Oracle, Arizona is a community of about 4,000 that live just northeast of Tucson, AZ.
There are ranchers, poets, farmers, miners, artists, and normal everyday people who have struggled through the ups and down of mining, cattle ranching, and all the trials and tribulations that bring a community together.
You will find many churches here, and not many bars or taverns. Oracle is a small, unincorporated, Arizona mountain town dating from 1880.
Its population was 3686 in the 2010 census, not including cattle, horses, llamas and wild critters.
The town is located in Pinal County, 30 miles north of Tucson city limits.
Weldon had sailed on that ship from Boston to the west coast many years earlier. More about Weldon and the ship can be found here.