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POSTCARDS SOUGHT: Special community project will create Whitley Co. book

June 12, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – Do you have a few – or perhaps a collection – of old postcards from Whitley County?
If so, The Post & Mail would like you to share them in a special community project.
“Wish You Were Here . . . Historic Postcards from Whitley County, Ind.” is the project that will be completed during the next six to eight weeks.
The final result will be publication of a special “coffee table” book that will contain about 100 pages, printed on 70# paper, perfect bound with a colorful laminated cover.
Those who temporarily loan their old Whitley County postcards to this project will be recognized in the book on a special Honor Roll of Contributors page.
Beginning in the 1890s, postcards depicted community streetscapes, landmark buildings, special events, typical “Greetings from . . .” cards, and other whimsical offerings with a Whitley County theme.
Historic postcards were produced for all communities in Whitley County, including Columbia City, Churubusco, South Whitley, Larwill, Tri-Lakes, Peabody, and others.
Postcard contributors to this special community project can participate by dropping off their submissions to The Post & Mail office, 927 W. Connexion Way, Columbia City, IN 46725, mailing them to the same address or by sending digitally scanned copies to rkreps56@gmail.com.
Submitted postcards should be packaged with owner identification, address and phone number to ensure proper, safe return. A stamped, self-addressed envelope for postcard return is helpful, but not mandatory.
Questions can be directed to Rick Kreps, project coordinator, at rkreps56@gmail.com or by phoning 260 244-5153 or 260 625-3879.

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