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" The Goose Lake Special " Pulling Into Hanley, 1907 Postcard

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    Posted 7 years ago

    bladerunne…
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    It's fitting that the Edwardian period is also known as "La Belle Epoque (The Beautiful Era)." This postcard is from 1907 and is of one of the small towns that still exist on the prairie, among the many ghost towns which people of our age knew well, when there were still a few souls living around them.
    " The Goose Lake Special " Pulling Into Hanley
    When I first started to collect postcards in 1985 after moving a lot in the early 80's, it was wonderful to find the oldies like this that had the feeling of myself as being the writer. I particularly love the small towns which have disappeared or turned to ghost towns. This one reads like a poem:
    " Autumn is gone
    Winter has come
    and I am still here
    and I expect to be
    So you see, you have
    lost your bet
    Good-bye B. "
    I just bought this card last week. Sept. 28, 2015 arrived Oct. 05, 2015
    It was written to a Mr. Andrew G. Laurie of Ayr, Ontario. What I find amazing is that it was postmarked Dec 5, 1907 from Davidson, Sask., and arrived in Ayr, Ontario in Dec. 9, 1907 and that is only 4 days. This is a great distance which would take our modern cars about 3 full days of steady driving today !

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    Comments

    1. inky inky, 7 years ago
      This is really wonderful...:-)
    2. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Ha! It travelled by Pony Express!!!
      The subject is amazing too :-)
    3. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      Great postcard and amazing how fast it arrived . Good ole pony express better than our mail in USA it takes 3 days to get a letter from a half mile from my house to get here. !
    4. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Super Great Post!! Been there -- literally!!!!!

      Amazing what you pointed out about the time it took back in those days. That was VERY QUICK. I just waited over 7 days to get correspondence from British Columbia ( B.C. - Canada ) and it was Xpress Post

      ....Next time - I am DOING the PONY EXPRESS........lol
    5. bladerunner22 bladerunner22, 7 years ago
      What about the bull special ?

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