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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #615 on: December 04, 2018, 11:32:57 PM »
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Bessie wishes her friend Leah a happy marriage, on January 2, 1911.

Oh the printing on those flowers is amazing! They look embroidered.
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« Reply #616 on: December 05, 2018, 02:13:01 AM »
Oh the printing on those flowers is amazing! They look embroidered.

They do indeed.  I have several postcards that have been embossed, giving them a three-D feel to the touch.  You can see the embossed process showing through on the back of the card.  Wishing you Joy, Spookcat.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #617 on: December 06, 2018, 06:11:09 PM »
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I like the glowing moon and clouds on this postcard.  This was an unused postcard so there wasn't anything on the back of it.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #618 on: December 07, 2018, 06:25:01 PM »
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Another 'Legend of the Old West' who I have never heard of.

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Charles Goodnight biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Goodnight

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #619 on: December 08, 2018, 01:23:28 PM »
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Another 'Legend of the Old West' who I have never heard of.

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Charles Goodnight biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Goodnight

He is famous! Founding towns, creating famous cattle trails, etc. He also was a part of the group who helped save Cynthia Ann Parker, one of the most famous white Indian captives and sort of basis for later movie "The Searchers," considered by many to be the best Western. A somewhat sad tale because after being abducted and subject to the usual cruel ways she was essentially adopted into Comanche society and, once rescued decades later, couldn't reintegrate into "White" society. Her son Quanah Parker became a famous Comanche chief.

https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fgo11

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Quanah-Parker


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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #620 on: December 08, 2018, 01:40:42 PM »
He is famous! Founding towns, creating famous cattle trails, etc. He also was a part of the group who helped save Cynthia Ann Parker, one of the most famous white Indian captives and sort of basis for later movie "The Searchers," considered by many to be the best Western. A somewhat sad tale because after being abducted and subject to the usual cruel ways she was essentially adopted into Comanche society and, once rescued decades later, couldn't reintegrate into "White" society. Her son Quanah Parker became a famous Comanche chief.

https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fgo11

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Quanah-Parker

Nice links, mr. a.  Thanks.  I had no idea there was a 'Searchers' connection with Charles.  Way cool.   

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #621 on: December 08, 2018, 01:49:56 PM »
Nice links, mr. a.  Thanks.  I had no idea there was a 'Searchers' connection with Charles.  Way cool.
Goodnight, I think didn't have a prominent role in rescuing her but was a member of the party? (He is more famous for his cattle ranching, the famous trail makings, etc) but the "Searchers" and connection to Cynthia Ann Parker was very direct. And, like a lot of history, is fraught with various perspectives, reassessments, etc. Which swing back-n-forth, depending on time about such things.

http://www.tpr.org/post/texas-history-behind-john-fords-searchers

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #622 on: December 09, 2018, 06:42:10 PM »
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I guess the Old Stone Inn was closed for awhile but it re-opened just last month.  Here is a history of the place: https://oldstoneinntavern.com/ourstory/

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #623 on: December 10, 2018, 05:00:49 PM »
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Here is a picture of the pool at the Curtis Hotel and Motor Lodge in Minneapolis.

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Here is an article with video about the grand hotels in Minneapolis.  The Curtis Motor Lodge is mentioned in the video but if you blink, you will miss it.   http://www.startribune.com/ghost-of-a-grand-hotel-lingers-in-downtown-minneapolis/284161551/

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #624 on: December 12, 2018, 10:10:39 PM »
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I guess that even a dental appointment reminder can be a postcard.  Anyway, I like the cartoon teeth.

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It appears that the building is still a dental office.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #625 on: December 12, 2018, 10:12:01 PM »
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I guess that even a dental appointment reminder can be a postcard.  Anyway, I like the cartoon teeth.

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It appears that the building is still a dental office.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #626 on: December 12, 2018, 10:16:46 PM »
Probably couldn’t do that today. Hipaa laws probably won’t allow it.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #626 on: December 12, 2018, 10:16:46 PM »