COLUMBIA CITY â€“ Do you have a few â€“ or perhaps a collection â€“ of old postcards from Whitley County?
If so, The Post & Mail would like you to share them in a special community project.
â€śWish You Were Here . . . Historic Postcards from Whitley County, Ind.â€ť is the project that will be completed during the next six to eight weeks.
The final result will be publication of a special â€ścoffee tableâ€ť 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 â€śGreetings from . . .â€ť 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or by phoning 260 244-5153 or 260 625-3879.