Thursday, October 30, 2008

Kootenai County - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce sent this card showing off the downtown area, the lake and Tubbs Hill.

Marin County - San Anselmo, California






The San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce sent this beautiful of Mt. Tamalpais and the San Francisco Theological Seminary.

Clark County - Las Vegas, Nevada

What a great mutli-view of some of the highlights of the Vegas strip from the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.

Guerande – France (via postcrossing.com)

What a beautiful multi-view card of the area.

Osceola County – Kissimmee, Florida







The Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce sent this card highlighting the Flying Tigers Warbird Restoration Museum.

Kiruna – Sweden (postcrossing.com)

This is a great picture of the launch of Maxus from SSC Estrange Space Center. How often do you see a missle being shot off?

Amsterdam – Netherlands (via postcrossing.com)

What a great multi-view card showing the highlights of Netherlands – tulips, windmills.

Invermoriston – Scotland

This came from Tigh Na Bruach Bed & Breakfast. This is the land of the Loch Ness Monster.

Pocahontas County- Marlinton, West Virginia




The Pocahontas County Chamber of Commerce sent this about their Roadkill Cook-off. Sounds kind of scary to me. The Road Kill coo-Off is held on the last Saturday of September in Marlinton, WV.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Martin County - Stuart, Florida






The Stuart-Martin County, Florida Chamber of Commerce sent this great card showing Hutchinson Island looking north.

Brevard County – Cape Canaveral (Cocoa Beach), Florida






The Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureau sent this great card showing a manatee and a dolphin.

Escambia County - Pensacola Beach, Florida






The Pensacola Beach Visitors Information Center sent this student artwork of an elementary school student. What a great way to get a message across to save the dunes.

Charlotte County - Punta Gorda, Florida






The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce as seen on the front (the yellow house).

Bedford County – Bedford, Virgina

The Bedford Welcome Center sent this card of some of the highlights of the area.

Marshall County – Moundsville, West Virgina

What an interesting thing to see. The Grave Creek Mound, the largest Adena Mound in the world.

Monterey County – Moss Landing, California






Here are two cards from the Captain’s Inn At Moss Landing. Looks like a beautiful blue house. They just had their 5th Anniversary.





Vilnius – Lithuania (postcrossing.com)

This is a lovely view of the Tower of the Higher Castle.

Jyvaskyla – Finland (postcrossing.com)

The university is seen at the bottom of the card. A great addition to my University collection.

Cigoc - (postcrossing.com)

Interesting card of the “First Stork Village”. I would like to find out more about this.

Nara - Japan (postcrossing.com)

Here is a wonderful card of the flag and map of Japan.

Oshawa – Ontario, Canada (postcrossing.com)

Here is a photo of Phoenix the dog who unfortunately isn’t around anymore.

Gila County – Payson, Arizona






The Days Inn & Suites sent this card showing off their facilities.

Stutsman County – Jamestown, North Dakota

Here is a great card showing off the 125th anniversary of Jamestown.

Pembina County – Cavalier, North Dakota




North Dakota
State Capital: Bismarck
StateBird: Western Meadowlark
State Flower: Prairie Rose
State Tree: American Elm
Admitted to Union: 1889




The Cavalier Chamber sent this great map card to add to the map collection.

Lake County - Mount Dora, Florida






The Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce sent this postcard showing the area.

Sussex County – Lewes, Deleware

The Lewes Chamber sent this lovely view of the first town in the first state.

Taylor County – Perry, Florida













Taylor Chamber of Commerce sent 4 postcards : Keaton Beach, Forest Capital State Park, Steinhatchee Falls

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fairfield County - East Greenwich, Conneticut


The building shown, the Varnum Armory, is still in place on our main street and looks exactly the same except for some power lines now obscuring the view. If you go to our website East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce you will find a current picture on the Tour the Town link.

Santa Clara County - Gilroy, California


The Gilroy Fitzgerald - doesn't have a postcard, so sent this picture.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Canadian County – El Reno, Oklahoma




The El Reno Chamber of Commerce sent this card of their great sign. Home of the only Railbased Trolley in Oklahoma

Scott County – Georgetown, Kentucky




Scott County Courthouse was constructed in 1877. Lady Justice, with scales and balance, is one of the features of this Second Empire Victorian style building

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce sent this postcard of the county courthouse.

Hardin County – Elizabethtown, Kentucky




US Bullion Depository at Ft. Knox, KY
("The Gold Vault")


Each bar of gold weighs around 27 1/2 pounds and has an average value of $152,300. The total value of the gold in the vaul is $100 Billion, the largest stor of gold bullion in the United States. The Gold Vault was built in 1935.





Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce sent this great picture of the gold at Ft. Knox.

Pinellas County – Gulfport, Florida






Sea Breeze Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn. The oldest town in the county.

Sussex County – Bethany, Delaware

Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce sent this great map.

Stark County – Dickinson, North Dakota

Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce sent this card from North Dakota.

Bahamas (postcrossing.com)






The Bahamas
700 slands (30 inhabited) make up the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Nassau is the capial & business hub, with the largest concentration of people situated on New Providence. Surrounded by crystal clear waters, N.P. measures 21 miles long and 7 miles wide.


This was sent via a private swap via postcrossing. It’s great since it’s full of details of the country. Besides adding to my map collection.

Liberty County – Hinesville, Georgia (postcrossing.com)

A great addition to my stadium collection. Philips Arena where the Atlanta Thrashers play hockey.

Riverside County – Temecula, California

The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce was kind enough to send 4 cards. Some are actually used for the Temecula Valley Convention and Visitor Bureau

Potter County – Amarillo, Texas

The Amarillo Chamber of Commerce sent this lovely card Lighthouse Pathway.

Napa County – Napa, California







The Candlelight Inn. Looks like a great place stay.

England

This was a trade from Morris

Helsinki – Finland

Got this card from Best Western Premier Hotel Katajanokka. Kind of neat to think that this was once a prison that now serves as a Premier hotel.

Mercer County - Bluefield, West Virginia

Sent by Greater Bluefield, West Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Kind of neat that you get free lemonade if the temperature gets to 90.

Clackamas County – Portland, Oregon(via postcrossing.com)

What a great homemade postcards. It shows the Portland Timbers.

Cedar County - El Dorado Springs, Missouri

The El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce sent this lovely card showing the main city park that was given to the city in the 1880’s.

Los Angeles County - La Verne, California




Greetings from La Verne, California. Founded in 1887 and incrporated in 1906, this city, located on US Route 66, is home to a major university and many historic Victoran homes.

The La Verne Chamber of Commerce sent this card.

Sonoma County - Petaluma, California






Historic Petaluma has preserved its unique architecture and charm.


The Petaluma Visitors Center sent this. What a great picture of the architecture of old.