Pennsylvanian Postcards of the Past


September 29, 2022

The postcard on the left was sent to the Herald from Darwin Stapleton. He bought it at an antique store in Hopkins, Minnesota, which explains why it comes with an address from North Dakota. The postcard was sent from Punxsutawny in 1909.

The writer, Alice, seems to have been traveling through the town, which is likely why she didn't notice that Horseshoe Curve is in Altoona, not Johnstown, as it states on the postcard.

The postcard reads:

"Dear Vera: We leave here Monday for Ohio. Suppose you are almost ready to come to Austin . . . I will get home the last of . . . week I think. How are P...

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