Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday-No Booze

A lovely view of the pier and auditorium at Long Beach, California circa 1906, where our friend Jon was unable to get a drink, because it was Sunday. On the front of the card he writes:
This is it. Bah. Sunday - No Booze -

On the back he writes:
Say Dear, I do wish you were here. Today it is such a nice day.

In 1913, ten thousand people were massed on the double-deck pier when the upper level collapsed. People from the top crashed into the hundreds of people on the deck below, ending with a pile of rubble on the beach forty feet below. Thirty three people lost their lives in the incident.

1 comment:

  1. Wow...that must have been awful. What an interesting post. Marvelous postcard!



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