Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pocatello, Idaho

The City of Pocatello, named after Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe, was an important trading post, a stop on the Oregon Trail, and a gold-rush destination. Later, ranchers and farmers started settling there and it became a real town. It now has a population of over 54,000, but this brightly-colored linen card is from the 1940s when an entire phone number consisted of only 3 digits (671.)



5 comments:

  1. A three digit phone number? Who knew?

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  2. Classic Americana, didn't seem so Mayberry-esqe when I drove thru, but the town does have a great name.

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  3. I love the cars with their blobs of colour

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  4. Nice card! They used a distinctive font that didn't find its way onto postcards very often.

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