Postcards From George

The following is a series of postcards written by a Nevadan, George H., to his belle, Miss Ruth Crouch. The cards date from August to December of 1908, and feature some of Nevada's most notable places. They tell quite a story, and offer us a glimpse of life in Nevada over 100 years ago...

Entrance to State Hospital for Insane No. 3
Aug. 3, 1908

[Back:]

Miss Ruth Crouch
La Grange,
Mo.

Gee ― but I'm lonesome. We have another [illegible] in town (very swell) like the white ace only red. May be you don't + may be you do think I miss you, but I certainly do. I forgot to tell you to write, but I know you will. I know they were all glad to see you. Will send you a card ever[y] few days.
George.
   
   
The Island at Lake Park Springs
Aug. 3, 1908

[Front:]

Do you remember the afternoon out here?


[Back:]

Dear Rufus!
Prepare to laugh for I'm going to tell you something funny. Hamp + Leon went to Schell City twenty miles from here in the auto yesterday A.M. Didn't get back until four this morning. They only had nine punctures. What do you know about a punctured tire?
George.

   
   
Nevada High School
Sept. 17, 1908

[Front:]

The ex-confederate state reunion meets here the first three days in Oct.


[Back:]

If you were here we would go to Walker + also El Dorado next week to the street fair. We have some thing to go to nearly all the time. Hamp was real sick Mon. Had to have the Dr. at four o'clock that morning but is well again.
G.H.

I hear some one playing "Red Wing."
   
   
The Boulders at Lake Park Springs
Sept. 24, 1908

[Back:]

Dear Ruth ―
The air dome has closed for the season. Hamp went to Joplin yesterday on business. Walker has a street fair today + tomorrow. You remember that place as you passed through several times this summer.

El Dorado has a street fair several days next week.
   
   
Lake Park Springs
Nov. 5, 1908

[Front:]

Pretty isn't it?


[Back:]

Dear Ruth ―
Guess I won't look for a letter from you, until after the wedding. Had such a sweet letter from Ida Tues. I sure think lots of her. Had a card from Kelley this A.M.

I'm going up town soon as I can get ready.
George.
   
   
Band Stand on the Island of Lake Park Springs
Nov. 11, 1908

[Back:]

Dear Ruth,
Well I suppose the wedding was a very swell affair. And you looked beautiful I know. Nothing like getting in practice. You may have to come to Nevada some day for that purpose. Write in a few days + tell me all about it.
   
   
Entrance to Deepwood Cemetery
Dec. 14, 1908

[Back:]

Dear Ruth:
Why on earth don't you write?
I am going up town tonight. Wish you were here to go with me. Did you get your card back?
Will write soon.
Love, George.
 
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