Postmarked: Indianapolis, IND., MAR 15, 1909 – 5:30 PM
Received: CAMPO, CAL., MAR 22, 1909 – AM
Dear Katie –
Are spending a few days in Indianapolis so send you a card that will remind you of your home city. This city is a beautiful one, I think and will have a population of 300,000 they say the next census.
Mrs. A. H. Hollenbeck
San Diego Co.
A penny for your thoughts … According to the 1909 R.L. Polk Indianapolis City Directory, Indianapolis’ population was 240, 150. The 1910 City Directory reports 248,645 territory residents. However, the 1910 U.S. Bureau of Census reports the Indianapolis city population as 233,650 (making it the 22nd largest city in the country.) By 1913 R.L. Polk Indianapolis City Directory reported the city’s population as 266,935 residents. Although shy of Indianapolis’ “temporary goal of 300,000” and Marissa’s note, the population grew by over 81,000 in the ten years from 1900 – 1910. By 1920, the U.S. Census Bureau officially counted the Indianapolis proper population at 314, 194 residents.