Take a trip back in time through main street Morris. Ever read the front writing on a postcard and wondered what the numbers meant, if anything? This postcard identification key will help you figure out the year on each postcard seen here. I just acquired a new Morris Atlantic Avenue postcard, which matches a previous one in my collection, I thought I would share the pair with you. Enjoy!
Items taken from the Tribune of November 9, 1956 Wedding day or no, Mrs. Howard A. Larson (nee Therese Van Kempen) was not going to forego her first opportunity to vote in a presidential election. Shortly after Mr. and Mrs. Larson were married in Assumption church Tuesday morning, the bride was at the Second ward polling place in the fire hall to cast her ballot. Who will deny she was the best-dressed voter in Morris, maybe in Minnesota?
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of November 2, 1956 Eighty years of service to the postal department-and an unestimated number of miles, largely afoot-are represented by Bernard Hennessy and Walter Powers. On November 1, both men completed 40 years of carrier service out of the local post office. Both men joined the Morris post office staff when delivery service was inaugurated in this city just 40 years ago.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of October 30, 1956 The championship of the West Central conference will be riding on the outcome of the Morris-Willmar game at Morris Friday night. Willmar currently is leading the conference with four victories and one tie. The Tigers have four victories and one defeat. A Willmar victory or a tie game will give the Cardinals the title. Only a Tiger victory will bring the championship to Morris.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of October 19, 1956
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of October 12, 1956 Splitstoser's Food Market in Morris is observing the 60th anniversary of its founding with a two-day anniversary sale. The Splitstoser business was originally established in Morris in October, 1896 by Fred Splitstoser, father of Art Splitstoser, present proprietor. The present owner has been connected with the business for more than 30 years.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of October 2, 1956 First at the office of Art LeSage's office of Deputy Motor Vehicle to purchase their 1957 car license tabs was Scott Clark of Morris followed by Vernon Tracy of Herman. Both were at the desk of Miss Janae Hunt Monday morning.
Highlights from the archives of the Morris Sun Tribune
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of September 4, 1956
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of September 7, 1956 George Abel has a new Ford Thunderbird he is now driving that was won in a drawing several weeks ago. A salesman for Famous Brands, Inc., Mr. Abel's name was drawn from among names of 19 Minnesota salesmen for the company who qualified for the drawing.