As you can see, the one-cent postcard was sent to the Huron Grindstone Co. in Port Austin, Michigan. These were cards sold my the post office for sending short notes and other messages in a day when no one was worried about confidentiality.
The postmark is from Croswell, Michigan, another rural community in Michigan's Thumb. Take a look at the year: 1892. This card was mailed nearly 120 years ago!
As you can see (click on the cards for a better view), the card, dated Aug. 1, 92, was sent by Pastor W. D. Cole, requesting the cornerstone for the Elkton Presby. Church -- ordered by W.H. Wallace of the W. H. Wallace Stone Quarry just west of Pigeon -- be shipped to the Bad Axe Marble Works, Bad Axe, for lettering.
This card represents:
- Elkton, Michigan
- Elkton Presby Church
- W. H. Wallace (Quarry)
- Bad Axe Marble Works (still in business)
- Huron Grindstone Co.
- Pastor W. D. Cole
- Croswell, Michigan
What a great piece of history!
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