Friday, February 26, 2016

Postcard Post: Sunny California

 
 
Sent from Long Beach California, March 27, 1915 to Seattle Washington.
 
On the back: Dear Mrs. Sloyle, How are you and the children, been in California two months now, expect to be back in a couple of weeks, the winters down here are grand, but I like the Seattle summers. Love to you all, Emma

 This card was copyright 1908 by Fred L Cavally of Denver.
 
The date got me wondering which states had not been admitted into the union in 1908... so I did a  search and found 4:
 
New Mexico - January 6, 1912
Arizona - February 14, 1912
Alaska - January 3, 1959
Hawaii - August 21, 1959

As of 2012 all states except Alaska and Hawaii have had Centennial Celebrations.

As of this post only 18 states have celebrated a bi-centennial admission in the union...
 
Delaware - December 7, 1787
Pennsylvania - December 12, 1787
New Jersey - December 18, 1787
Georgia - January 2, 1788
Connecticut - January 9, 1788
Massachusetts - February 6, 1788
Maryland - April 28, 1788
South Carolina - May 23, 1788
New Hampshire - June 21, 1788
Virginia - June 25, 1788
New York - July 26, 1788
North Carolina - November 22, 1789
Rhode Island - May 29, 1790

The above were the 13 original colonies...  
all were crown colonies before being admitted to the union!
 
Vermont - March 4, 1791
Kentucky - June 1, 1792
Tennessee - June 1, 1796 
Ohio - March 1, 1803
Louisiana - April 30, 1812
 
This year on December 11th Indiana will celebrate its bi-centennial.
 

I am sharing this postcard with Postcard Friendship Friday!

Note - all postcards shared on Postcard Friendship Friday are from my private collection

2 comments:

Shelly K. Hein-Simmons said...

Great post ! I am postcard obsessed and still believe in the magic of a handwritten note...

Beth Niquette said...

Ah, how lovely. I am so appreciative of your postcards--LOVE them! Thank you for your patience. This weekend was a difficult one for me. Sometimes the grief of losing my husband just overcomes me, and I am unable to function for a time. But I am back...and I appreciate and love you, dear Lyneen. You are amazing. Someday we shall meet. ((HUGS)) <3 Blessings and love to you, sweet lady.