Dear Little Florence

Mailed from Columbus, Nebraska to Calmar, Iowa on December 31, 1907: Dear Little Florence, I wish you a very Happy New Year. I like Columbus real well. I have two rack chickens. I hope to have more some day. Santa Claus was very good to Paul and me. We have no snow and the dust…

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My Ears Are Buzzing

Mailed from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Miss Florence Fitzgerald of Edinboro, Pennsylvania on July 27, 1907: Arrived here at eleven o’clock last night. Will spend a few days here. Had a fine journey and were not as tired as we expected. Are spending the morning writing and this afternoon are going out with some friends we…

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The Burning of the Iroquois Hotel – Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

CITY IN RUINS WHAT: Hotel Fire WHEN: March 12, 1907 WHERE: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan CASUALTIES: Zero. The hotel was totally destroyed While not a fire that resulted in any loss of life, the Iroquois Hotel fire of 1907 is fascinating to me. The postcard above was mailed the very same day that the hotel…

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To Far Ahead of Time

Mailed from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Miss Alvina Tisch of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin on December 28, 1907: I received your letter but can’;t promise for sure I might be down there that is to far ahead of time. AB

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