BLUE. BEACH. TEMPE

When I first saw this postcard, I thought the beach was a predecessor to Big Surf. Not Big Sur, but Phoenix’ actual surfing beach. Disambiguation – in 1969 Phil Dexter built a giant wave machine and park so that people could surf in the desert. It was awesome. When I saw this postcard, I thought…

GRANDEST OF THE GRAND.

“Fort George BTE, June 18th1913 Dear Grace Just a couple of lines this picture shows a scow shooting the Grand Canyon. I do not know who’s it is but is a good picture, as I have seen some go through I am (word I can’t decipher) am going back tomorrow noon I left GC a…

CHRISTMAS. SWANKY. LUNCH

Scottsdale, Arizona December 28 Postmark: December 29, 1950 “Many thanks for lovely cards which arrived right on time and I could see were not free like this one, which I got last Saturday, when some friends from Berkeley dropped in on their way to Tucson and took us to lunch at the Camelback Inn, not far…

CLIFF DWELLERS. CONGRESS. VIEWS.

Home of the Cliff Dwellers. I don’t know enough to figure out where this photo was taken, but, these kinds of cliff dwellings are all over the Southwest. Their construction is remarkable, high, rugged crevices in cliffs, where apartment buildings lived, soaring high above the canyons below and ridges to the horizon. Much has been…

FREEDOM. RELIGION. MASTER BILL.

Master Bill probably received a post card a day after Mommy’s offer of a “fox tail for his Indian suit.” She says, “Daddy is better today. He is going to see some business firms. Love, Mommy” There must be a card somewhere dated a few days before the March 16thcard. I wonder what Daddy did…