Ah yes, good ol’ McCaskey High School, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
The Jefferson School in Hibbing, Minnesota. The year 1914 saw a bus line established between Hibbing and nearby Alice, Minnesota, and that line would ultimately grow into Greyhound, the world’s largest bus company. Hibbing is also home to the world’s largest iron ore mine, and in the early 20th century the town was actually moved two miles south to accommodate the mining process.
The high school in Salem, Oregon. Well over 100 years old, this postcard looks as fresh as the day it was printed.
On the grounds of the Our Lady of Victory Catholic school in Fort Worth, Texas is this garden that includes the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto and the Stations of the Cross. On the back:
Our Lady of Victory College & Academy, Motherhouse and Novitate of the Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur, Accredited Residence and Day School for young women and girls.
St. Mary’s College in Oakland, California adorns this divided back postcard. It was published by Edward H. Mitchell and mailed in 1911.
This real photo postcard shows Highland University in Highland, Kansas and probably dates from around 1910. Finding historical info on Highland University has been difficult to say the least. Some sources say it was founded in 1837, when a school for Iowa and Sac Indians was established, while others say the school was developed from the Highland Presbyterian Academy in 1857. If the year of its founding is unclear, the time of its closing is even more murky, but it does appear that it became a 2-year school in 1920. Today Highland Community College claims to be a descendant of the University, and is therefore the oldest college in the state.
The New Senior High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Twice the width of standard-size postcards, I don’t come across these panoramic views often. I can’t find a postmark date, but it’s clearly from the white border era.
I usually try to add a bit of back story for each postcard I share, but while Bellingham and the Roeder School have long histories, nothing compelling jumped out at me. OK, how about this: The alternative rock band, Death Cab for Cutie, was founded in Bellingham, Washington in 1997!
The North Ward School in Wahoo, Nebraska. Film producer and co-founder of 20th Century-Fox, Darryl Zanuck, called Wahoo home from his birth in 1902 until he was six years old. This postcard was mailed in 1916.
A postcard view of the Walk of Fame at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. I wonder what this is all about?