Wednesday, July 31, 2013

1993 Harner postcard - July 26

Orville & Josephine Harner win this month's prize for cramming words on to a postcard. At least the USPS was still able to find the correct delivery address despite the missing post office box number. Transcription follows.

1931 Auburn Boat Tail Speedster postcard mailed 1993.  Captioned: World Famous Pioneer Auto Museum and Antique Town.  Interstate 90, Murdo, South Dakota.  The 1931 Auburn Boat Tail Speedster on display in the classic building was a National prize winner at the Auburn-Cord-Dusenberg Meet.  Powered by a Lycoming 8 cylinder engine, this Auburn was recognized as the sleekest car in the company's history.
1993 Harner postcard - July 26
[Note written at top about car museum:]  great display - over 300 autos plus farm machinery, rocks, by gone town, motorcycles & more.
July 26, 93

Dear Harold & Jean,

Trust you had a great Elderhostel in Oregon.  Right now we are on 84, Oregon trail part sage brush mts.  We stayed in Pendelton, Oregon last night.  We have had great visits with six different families in their homes.  Our trip has taken us through the floods, crop land, tree mts., Barren Mts., Badlands, Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore, Devil's Tower, Little Big Horn, cattle &  hay country, B.C. with beautiful flowers, coast, Queen's garden, Buchard Gardens (super), treen lined canyons, Yakima Valley with hundred of orchards and vineyards and thousands of acres of wheat.  We are on way to Yellowstone.  God bless you.  Orville & Josephine Harner & Sam Hadley

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