Monday, March 30, 2009

Old Antique Vintage 1915 Postcards of Kearney Nebraska Normal School & Industrial School

Visit Moody's Postcards, your source for vintage, collectible postcards!

Subscribe to Moody's Postcard Blog by Email

Schools were the pride of every town in America and have been proudly displayed on postcards since the early 1900s. The first view below is a circa 1915 postcard showing the Normal School, we call them teacher colleges now, in Kearney Nebraska. There was a school building boom in the early 1900s and the demand for qualified teachers was high. This school was founded in 1905 as the Nebraska State Normal School at Kearney, renamed Nebraska State Teachers College in 1921, renamed Kearney State College in 1963 and joined the University system as the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1991.

The second school in Kearney is the State Industrial School and is shown on the circa 1915 E. C. Kropp postcard. Kearney had a population of 9,106 in the 1910 census and 27,431 in the 2000 census. Both of these postcards can be found in my Nebraska listings along with 10,000 additional postcards on my website Moody's Postcards.

CATCH POSTCARD FEVER!! It will supplement your education.

No comments: