Friday, September 12, 2008

Columbia Missouri 1920s Old Antique Vintage Postcards

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Missouri is the show me state so I am going to show off a couple of nice Missouri vintage postcards. The first is 1920s E. C. Kropp post card of the beautiful six story Hotel Marquette in Cape Giradeau Missouri.Cape Giradeau is located in Cape Giradeau County but Jackson is the county seat. Located on the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri, the town had a 1910 population of 8,475 which grew to 10,068 by the 1930s and today is just over 35,000.

The second Missouri postcard is a 1930s view of the Post Office in Columbia Missouri which today is the fifth largest city in Missouri, is the county seat of Boone County and home to the University of Missouri. Missouri was a slave state with Southern sympathies but did not withdraw from the Union and Columbia remained untouched by the Civil War primarily because the city was pro Union, while the rural areas were pro slavery, and Union troops were stationed in Columbia during the war. Columbia has had steady growth with a population of 9,662 in 1910, 14,275 in the 1930s, 84,531 in 2,000 and today is almost 100,000. I am inclined to believe that this post office is no longer adequate. Both of these post cards can be found in my Missouri listings along with 10,000 additional post cards on my website Moody's Postcards. CATCH POSTCARD FEVER! Go to my website and see what your home town looked like 50 to 100 years ago.

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