Penny Post: A Long Way From Home

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Postmark: INDIANAPOLIS, IND   JUL 9 1952   3-PM

Garfield Park (attribution: )

GARFIELD PARK, INDIANAPOLIS, IND.        (attribution:



My Dear

Hope the shock won’t be to [sic] much for you Dear but I am a long ways from home.  Hope you are both well.


Margaret Hagadorn


Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Pierce

Constantia, N.Y.

Postmarked July 30th, 1952 (attribution: )

Postmarked July 30 1952 3-PM (attribution:


For a more detailed look at Garfield Park, you can read a 2013 Historic Indianapolis article by clicking here .

Penny for your thoughts: Margaret found a a beautiful place to visit even though she was a long way from home.  What do you miss about Indianapolis when you are away from the Circle City?

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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.

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