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Postcards

"Main Street Looking South, Kokomo Ind."

The area with the trees to the left is the courthouse square. Both this and the next card were taken probably at the same time (same banner across road).

Postmarked 22 Aug 1906 from Kokomo. Sent to Miss Sarah THALMAN, 1312 Campbell, Kansas City MO.
"The store" (pointing out a building). "You and Carrie would make a team. - Mel."

"Howard Co. Courthouse, Kokomo, Ind"

View from the northeast of the square. This courthouse was torn down - the new one was built circa 1937 in an Art Deco style.

Never used - no copyright date

"North and East Side Public Square"

Probably taken earlier than the previous postcard- compare the tree height.

Postmarked 5 Oct 1912 from Kokomo. Sent to Mrs William GREIDER(?), Cromwell Ind.
"Arrived safely in Kokomo. Convention is grand. -- Martha".

"Carnegie Library, Kokomo Ind"

Taken from across the street, facing southeast. Can see surroundings, empty lot to south (now YMCA) house to east, behind library (torn down 1997) and park across the street to the west (now buildings). The Carnegie library was torn down - current library stands on same location.

Postmarked 28 Jun 1906, Kokomo. Sent to Miss Sarah THALMAN, 1312 Campbell Ave, Kansas City.
"Will send Lake Forest cards when I return to college. From your cousin, Sig THALMAN. "

"City Library, Kokomo Ind"

Taken from across street, facing northeast. Cannot see surroundings.

Postmarked 30 Aug 1909, Columbus Ind. Sent to Mina LEWELLYN, Crothersville Indiana.
You need not expect me this or next week. I will have only three or four days at home and have to iron, wash and pack my trunk!. Then too, I'm so tired I can hardly get ready for school. (no name)

Howard County Jail, Kokomo Ind.

Building no longer exists.

Postmarked 14 Feb 1912, Kokomo Ind. Sent to Mrs. L.J. REEVES, Converse Ind Box 219.
Dear parents - all well here How are you I am going to sew for Mrs. HARDEN today. Pretty cold this morning thank you How are the Children Curt answered G.A.L. (?) card this morning. When are some of you coming over With Love, Effie answer soon.

Kokomo High School No 1 Kokomo, Ind

Building extensively renovated, downtown campus on same location.

Never used - no copyright date.

Grace Methodist Church, Kokomo Ind

North Washington street - Building still exists

Postmarked 7 Dec 1907, Kokomo Ind. Sent to Miss Maude LEMASTERS, 212 West Lincoln St. Kokomo Indiana Howard Co.
Dear Maude. I do not know as to whether you have any like this. But hope you will be pleased. From Della.

Kokomo Country Club, Kokomo Ind.

Postmarked 3 Aug 1908 Tipton Ind. Sent to Miss Mollie STARROCK (? obscured), Harvey Ill, General Delivery
Hello - I am well hope you are the same. this is the only post card and clyde Brought them this is Sunday. I am lazy Well goodbye. From Thelma Tipton Ind RR4 Box 111

A Model Factory - The National Mitten Works

More of a sales brochure than a postcard - "we secure the most intelligent class of young lady operators" Located on 42-46 East High Street (High St no longer exists).

No postmark - addressed to Miss Maude LE MASTER Kokomo Ind.
No message.

Scene in City Park, Kokomo Ind

Now Highland Park, the stone "caves" (seen at left of card) still exist - however the cages have been removed.

No postmark - sent to Dorothy DRANE Greensburg Ind R.R. # 13
July 30, 1911 This is the animal corner in the park. There are bear and wolves and all kinds of little animals and birds. From Effie.

Sycamore Stump in City Park, Kokomo Ind

Quote from back of card: "Sycamore Stump in City Park, Kokomo Ind. View in City Park showing stump of large Sycamore tree. Cost over $300.00 to bring it from where it grew, a distance of only 2 1/2 miles" Now Highland Park.

Never used - no copyright date.

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Updated 12 November 2013

Monument at Crown Point Cemetery
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