Wednesday, March 21, 2007
In one Southwest ghost town, a rare critter roams the street, and tourists are encouraged to feed the beasts. What are they? They're burros, descendents of the animals abandoned decades ago by gold miners. The town is Oatman, Arizona, once a popular stop along Route 66, but today more popular as a place to buy souvenir trinkets and feed the hungry critters. Burro food is available at many shops, as are postcards starring the animals. Hint: Don't stand directly behind a burro or you could end up getting a good "hoofin.'"
Posted by Staff Report at 3/21/2007 05:31:00 PM
Friday, March 16, 2007
You won't find this postcard for sale nowadays except in an antique shop. The days of poking fun at American Indians is long over. But it wasn't so even 40 or 50 years ago when this cartoon postcard was available in roadside tourist shops throughout the American West. In fact, cartoon-type postcards were very popular back then. I'll have more to share with you in the weeks and months ahead.
Posted by Staff Report at 3/16/2007 09:52:00 AM
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Here are a couple of facts of life that you did not learn in school, at home, or in church. They are: guys like to fish and guys like to brag about how big a fish they caught. And here is proof that every once in awhile guys really do catch very big fish. Hey, do pictures on postcards lie?
Posted by Staff Report at 3/08/2007 11:40:00 PM
Thursday, March 01, 2007
You don't find post office as small as this one very often. Actually, you never find a post office smaller than this one because this is the smallest post office building in the USA. It's located in Ochopee, Florida (Zip Code 33943), which is 35 miles east of Naples on U.S. 41 in the Big Cypress National Preserve. This postcard is about 12 years old.
Posted by Staff Report at 3/01/2007 06:05:00 PM