Penny Post: We Are Enjoying The Trip Very Much

Written by on June 8, 2016 in Penny Post - 1 Comment
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PEACH ORCHARD, ARK.      OCT 7 , 1916       ? AM

The Ayres building, Indianapolis (image:

AYRES BUILDING, INDIANAPOLIS, IND          (image courtesy


Dear Mother-

Our next stop is St. Louis. We are enjoying the tripp [sic] very much, have not seen a rock in some time.  Sure would like to live out hear [sic].  Take good care of yourselves.  Goodbye, Howard

Postmark October 7th 1916

Postmark OCT 7, 1916


Mrs. M. E. Swingle

1431 Elizabeth St.

Scranton, Pa.

Penny for Your Thoughts:

How does St. Louis connect to Indy for you?

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Gwen Sunkel is a connoisseur of bad first dates and a collector of ticket stubs. When she's not catering to the every whim of her dog and two cats, she enjoys reading, yoga, building communities, dismantling the patriarchy, and falling in love with Indianapolis.

One Comment on "Penny Post: We Are Enjoying The Trip Very Much"

  1. Rebecca Bandy June 8, 2016 at 11:09 am · Reply

    To make this card come to life….go to google maps and put in the address on the postcard. The house on Elizabeth St…..still exist and is in a beautiful neighborhood. Wonderful history after almost 100 yrs ago. Obviously, this family was taking a trip by train travel….wish we still had that opportunity.

    Gwen, love your postcard finds !!!

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