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THANKSGIVING. JOKAKE. SALAD BOWL.

I am making my annual Thanksgiving plans, which almost always involve Arizona, no matter where...
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FRED HARVEY. GLAMPING. WHIPPLE STATION.

Second post today, which is also Valentine’s Day and Arizona’s birthday!  I believe this postcard...
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TENTS. DRESSES. WHIPPLE STATION.

Hi All – writing today about a mystery postcard I picked up somewhere and what...
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PETRIFIED BISCUIT. PONY EXPRESS. SOUTH PASADENA.

To Love Letter Readers, Sherry Dewane here – finally, writing again. Today’s post made a...
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MY DEAR MA. SQUIRREL WHISKEY.

“The grass is always green and the orange’s (sic) always bloom.” I start this post...
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SATURDAY CLUB. APPLES. BONNETS.

As I write this post, I feel like I’ve found new friends, or old friends...
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RACINE. LUCILLE. COMPUTERS.

Going back to my family’s hotel, the year now is 1963, about 8 years before...
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TEDDY BEAR. THUNDER GOD. SUPERSTITION RUMBLING.

Dear Readers: It is spring and the desert is in glorious and exuberant bloom. Ocotillo...
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WINTER WEARY BUSINESSMAN. TWA.

Dear Readers: While this postcard was never sent, I, nevertheless find a story here. This...
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PEARL AND ETHEL AND GARDEN CLUBS

Postmarked January 27, 1956 Sent to Pearl Patterson, Brooklyn, Wisconsin “Temp between 75 and 80...
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MAN-BIRDS. AEROPLANES. VIPS.

The year is 1910, the place Phoenix, the event is billed as the Second Aviation...
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CASA BLANCA. GLORIOUS. OASIS.

This post is a little different, in that I am starting with my thoughts, rather...
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PANCHO VILLA. MINERS AND MISS DUPONT. AND THE YMCA

How might you ask, are Pancho Villa, Miss DuPont, of France and the YMCA in...
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WRIGLEY. BILTMORE. FRANK.

No, not that Frank (Lloyd Wright). Our postcard today shows the “Residence of P. K...
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GREETINGS. SAND. CODETALKERS.

April 19, 1941, Tucson, Arizona. “Greetings from Arizona Harold Bisch”, Sent to: Mar. and Mrs...
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COLOSSAL. BANDITS. CCC.

Colossal Cave near Tucson, Arizona Our postcard today lived its life, unsent, until now, as...
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COWPONY. BOULEVARDED.

SALT RIVER HIGHWAY 60 ARIZONA “The Corral Globe Arizona Nov. 30, 1941 Dear Nellie: Hope...
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Telescope. Canyon. Fashion.

Telescope in The Lookout, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. This is the second Fred Harvey/Grand...
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THELMA. RALPH. ICE CREAM.

Today’s card takes us to that wonderful food service invention once called a cafeteria. Today...
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GOLDWATER’S. VALENTINES. RATIFICATION.

Dear Readers, this is one of my favorite postcards and one of the most expensive...
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WELL ARE ANY OF YOU ALIVE?

The card begins with the question above and ends with the plea, “Now some of...
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BLUE. BEACH. TEMPE

When I first saw this postcard, I thought the beach was a predecessor to Big...
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GRANDEST OF THE GRAND.

“Fort George BTE, June 18th1913 Dear Grace Just a couple of lines this picture shows...
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CHRISTMAS. SWANKY. LUNCH

Scottsdale, Arizona December 28 Postmark: December 29, 1950 “Many thanks for lovely cards which arrived...
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CLIFF DWELLERS. CONGRESS. VIEWS.

Home of the Cliff Dwellers. I don’t know enough to figure out where this photo...
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ROSES. TOMBSTONE. BANKS.

This card goes in a couple of categories. One of these is that I give...
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GOLD. BURROS. OLIVE OATMAN.

As I’ve found with so many of these cards, many adventures present themselves. The writer...
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DARLINGS. FURS COATS. MARVELOUS.

December 17, 1951 The writer says: “Darlings – Drove 290 miles today through some desert...
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FREEDOM. RELIGION. MASTER BILL.

Master Bill probably received a post card a day after Mommy’s offer of a “fox...
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MASTER BILL. HOPI SNAKE DANCE. WATER.

This is the first of two postcards sent to Master Bill. The post card says...
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ARIZONA FREIGHTING OUTFITS

Blue skies, sunset colors, and green trees on this card intrigued me. In front of...
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SOMETIMES IT’S ART. SOMETIMES IT’S WHISKEY.

Some postcards are art. This is one of those cards. It is lovely, composed, and...
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STANDING ON A CORNER IN WINSLOW ARIZONA

This is not just an anthem of the 1970’s, although it was that too. She’s...
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TURQUOISE

I love this postcard for the man and the jewelry – both what he is...
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PAPAGO PARK

Covering Papago Park will require far more than my 700ish word limit, so I will...
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STAGECOACH MOTOR HOTEL #2

We are back to the Stagecoach and the second in the series of 7 postcards...
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UNCLE E AND AUNT M

Barrio Libre, Tucson, Arizona As I see postcards, buy them, invest time and energy into...
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FRED AND NELL’S GREAT AMERICAN ROAD TRIP

March 13, 1924 from Fred and Nell to JJ Campbell. “Well, we are on the...
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THE CONCHO ROOM WESTWARD HO

Marlon Brando. Al Capone. Conchos. The Concho Room was a bar and ballroom in the...
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ORANGE BLOSSOMS AND CENTURY PLANTS

Arizona Flora This postcard was mailed in 1947 from Glendale Arizona to someone in Ohio...
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CHALLENGE TO LASSIE

Tempe, Arizona This is a 1949 postcard, that says: “Looking North on Mill Street, Tempe...
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THE CAMEL BACK INN

Postmark 1950. "Dear Aunt and Cousins Here we are back out in the west on...
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PEOPLE OF ARIZONA

I’ve been writing about places in Arizona and now it is time to write about...
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THE GRAND CANAL

Phoenix and canals are linked in time. Phoenix, Arizona exists because of the canals, but...
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SCOTTSDALE – THE WEST’S MOST WESTERN TOWN

Old Town Scottsdale, wasn’t Old Town at the time of this postcard. It was relatively...
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LOVIN AND WITHERS & GABLE AND LOMBARD

This post card is going to lead us all on a trip through time, place...
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BACK TO THE BILTMORE

This is one of the more surprising post cards I discovered on my treks through...
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PRESCOTT TRANSIT

Prescott, Arizona, one of the points from which my dad and I lose GPS, cell...
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IT’S TIME TO TALK ABOUT THE GRAND CANYON

The first time I saw the Grand Canyon was on our First Great American Road...
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ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF CAMELBACK MOUNTAIN

The postcard starts: “Dear Vera:  Should have sent you my address before but as usual...
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CAMELBACK. COWS. CITRUS.

Camelback Mountain – 1911 This postcard is Camelback Mountain 1911. First, I noticed the cows...
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COCANUT GROVE MOTEL AND NO, THAT’S NOT A TYPO

This motel was a few miles from, and on the same street as my family’s...
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A FOREST OF GEMS

Pictured in this postcard is the Petrified Forest, located in northeast Arizona, near the Navajo...
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PATIO OF THE ARIZONA BILTMORE

This is the Arizona Biltmore, an iconic, remarkable, unique resort in the Valley of the...
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THE STAGECOACH MOTOR HOTEL

This is the postcard that started my fascination with the motel culture of Phoenix. That...
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