Saturday, July 18, 2009

Vintage Wisconsin Postcard

Since we're currently on vacation, here's a vacation-themed postcard from my favorite state in this great land.
Titled "The Nation's Summer Vacation-Land", this card dates from 1944. Wisconsin Dells, Interstate Park, Copper Falls State Park and Devil's Lake State Park are all called out in captions. Now to the back...
"Wisconsin, area 55,265 square miles, the 'Land of Lakes,' fishing streams, deep pine forests, diversity of scenery, good fishing, extremely interesting state parks, is the ideal vacation land."

Dear Friend -

Thanks for the nice card. I hope you (strike through) this one is new to you. We are having spring weather. Write again.
Mrs. Aug. Van Acker
Ft. Atkinson
R2 Wis

(addressed to)
Mrs. Phyllis A McLeod
2255 W Diversey Ave
Chicago-47 IL

If Google Street View is correct, that nice Chicago two-flat is still standing proud on Diversey.

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