Some are Hoosiers by birth; others become Hoosiers by choice. Indianapolis area residents would agree with this 1945 sentiment, we all “like it very much.”

Postmarked: Noblesville, IND., NOV. 5, 1945 – 5:30 AM

Dear friends – I think of you often and wish we could have one of our old-time “chats” in the backyard. We moved down here 3 weeks ago, & so far like it very much. Hope to get to Hartford during the holiday season & have a good night.
Best Wishes – Gordon & Ina Davey


Indiana’s World War Memorial covers five Indianapolis blocks and is an open plaza, set with imposing Architectural Works. The main Shrine is of Indiana Limestone, whose sculptured walls depict World War scenes. A 100-ft. granite obelisk symbolizes the Nation’s power. The American Legion’s National Headquarters also stands on Memorial Plaza.

Addressed to:
Mr. & Mrs. H.U. Amidon
Grand Avenue
Hartford, Wisconsin

Update: The Daveys, Gordon Bishop (1885 – 1966) and Ina Christman (1882 – 1969) moved from Hardford, Wisconsin to Arcadia, Indiana in 1945, where they lived until their deaths. The Amidan couple, Harry U. and Rosella, were Gordon and Ina Davey’s neighbors at 222 Grand Avenue in Hartford, Wisconsin, according to the 1940 Census.

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