Saturday, October 30, 2010

Reproduction Photo Postcard, Business Women in Wahmonie Nevada 1928

"First Women" These ladies were not only the first women in Wahmonie, Nevada, they were business women as well and started the first gas station there.  It was a rich strike in 1928, but it played out quickly.  An N.E. Johnson Photo reproduced by Lawrence Publishing in Bandon Oregon
I found this postcard while RVing.  Good quality for a reproduction.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Indian City Anadarko, Oklahoma PFF

INDIAN CITY, U.S.A. near Anadarko, Oklahoma,  Indian dances are performed for the tourist at the
Wichita Indian village in Indian City USA.  Here a group of Indian dancers fron Oklahoma and New Mexico perform for the crowd.
I do not know the age of this postcard but found this information about Indian City on Wikipedia. Actually its information about Anadarko,Okla. which is close by.
The town is the home of the Native Ameridan group Cozad Singers.  "Self Titled" Indian Capiutal of the Nation'
Tribes Lenape and Bartlesville live  here
Home of the National Hall of Fame for famous American Indians.
Thanks to Beth over at for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Zombie ate my Cupcake

I think this is a book I should buy.  When I travel with my niece we tell zombie stories.  What better treat is to have some cupcakes.  Not long til Halloween.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Windmill Office of Northwestern State Bank, Orange City, Iowa

Northwestern State Bank
Windmill Office
Highway 10 East, Orange City Iowa
Constructed in 1973
"Tulip Time third week in May annually"
"Pay us a Visit!
This would be a fun bank to visit.  I can't picture a drive up window or an ATM machine.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Cunard Queen Mary Ship Letter Card - Postcard Friendship Friday

The "Queen Mary" sailed the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 until it retired in 1967.  It was a troop ship during WW2. It is now berthed in Long Beach as a museum ship and hotel. Since this folded note card was printed in England I would assume that this letter/card is pre 1967.
To learn more about the Queen Mary their website is
And to see more contributions to Postcard Friendship Friday go to
I have not seen the DVD linked to but it shows ghostly contacts made on the Queen Mary.  Also on the Queen Mary site they have a Halloween graphic.  I bet there is a great celebration of Halloween on board. Maybe a few ghostly visitors will come.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Halloween is coming! Dancing Cat with Jack o Lanterns Postcard

It is in the mid 80's here in Central California and feels almost like summer.  But I know its October as the evenings cool off, get darker earlier with a brisk breeze.  Acorns are everywhere along with the falling leaves from the Oak Trees.  Yes Halloween is on its way.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Bluebirds Camp Fire Girls, Camp Yallani San Bernardino Mountains California

Had fun looking through an old album of mine with photos and souvenirs from my Camp Fire Days in the 1950's.  In this picture I am a member of the Sunshine Blue Birds of Los Angeles.  Look for me in the back row (3 of us at left side) I am in the middle
The highlight of my Bluebirds and Canp Fire Girls Days was attending Camp Yallani in the San Bernardino Mountains above Redlands California.  We slept outside on cots and I always worried about the bears.  I remember my Mother driving me to a spot in downtown Los Angeles where I boarded a bus taking me to camp.

 Reading through the brochure about Camp Yallani was a lot fun.  I think it is a private camp now..Bluebirds no long exist and it is now Camp Fire and is coed.  I can still hear the melody from the song Camp Yallani......
Finding this old envelope made me go looking for the album.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday - need help with IDing cancellation

I need help with this postmark.  I think it reads Dicksons Cross Roads.  1880!  I found an old list of post offices in Tennessee and found Dicksons Crossings,  but what I am trying to figure out the two letters at the bottom..  It looks like a T.N. but have never seen that abbreviation.  It was mailed to Louisiana...could it be L.A. Nothing like a good mystery.  Happy PFF and go to for more.

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