Terre Haute Postcards - General Views
More postcards from my collection...
On the Street, Terre Haute, Ind. 1910
This unused postcard has the following printed text...
Oregon Trail Monument Expedition Post Card
Published by Ezra Meeker, Seattle, Wash.
Made in U.S.A.
This remarkable nice view, one of many hundreds taken, shows
the fine details of the wagon better than usual, even to the linch pin.
If the reader will look closely; the famous hub [front wheel] that did service across the Plains 58 years ago is here seen set "sound as a dollar."
The bearded figure with the dog in the centre of this image is Ezra Meeker. In 1852, he travelled westward along the Oregon trail and in 1910, he made the 2,630 mile journey in reverse, from Washington State to Indiana. Along the way he urged people to erect the Oregon trail historical markers. Meeker made the trip along the Oregon Trail several times, by the time he made this trip he was 79 years old.
This postcard, posted in Terre Haute on November 23rd, 1909, has no printed text. It is a real postcard, not just a photograph and I assume that it is a house in Terre Haute that had some meaning to the sender or receiver of the card.
This postcard, posted in Terre Haute on November 5th, 1910, has no printed text. It is a real postcard, not just a photograph and I assume that it is a house in Terre Haute that had some meaning to the sender or receiver of the card.
This unused postcard has a hand-written note saying...
Nick & Libbie Krackenberger
#1011 S. 17th St.
Terre Haute, Ind
The postcard also has an AZO stamp box of the type used between 1904 and 1918.
This postcard has a hand-written note on the back saying...
Bank of Wabash River
Leaning Tower - T. Haute, Wabash River
This postcard, stamped in Terre Haute on June 19th, 1913, has the printed text...
Printed in Germany
Of course, this is probably a generic scene used in other locations.
This page created 7th March 2005, last modified 2nd July 2009