Lena’s Postcards #32

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Denver, Colorado, August 8, 1912, 4:00 AM

Addressed to:
Mrs. John Hackleman
Connersville
Indiana
Rout No 2

Message:
Denver Aug 7 ’12
We had a big flood in Denver but it did not reach us, more than two miles, but the city as well as friends fortunes suffered great loss. Leslie is in Manitou for a week or so vacation before school begins. Sherman  & I are keeping things going in the old nest. Sherman is working & so am I. With the lawn & chickens & c.
With Love
Florence
Had a short visit from Deed.

Salt Lake Tribune - 1912-07-15 Denver Flood

“Denver Flooded by Torrential Rains,” The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah), 15 July 1912, p. 1, col. 5; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : 5 April 2015).

To read more about the historic Denver flood in 1912:

http://www.coemergency.com/2010/01/historical-colorado-flood-events.html

https://100yearsagotoday.wordpress.com/tag/denver-flood-1912/

©2015 copyright by Deborah Sweeney
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1 thought on “Lena’s Postcards #32

  1. davidmadison1942

    Interesting…..the card is published by the local newspaper, but printed in Germany. Outsourcing in 1912!

    Reply

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