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Postcards from Southern California

Postcards from the desert -- by Joe Reifer

Postcards from the desert — by Joe Reifer

CALIFORNIA YUCCA IN BLOOM
These unusual plants are found in the foothills and canyons of Southern California, a familiar sight in the spring.
Color Photo by Wm. Graham

MONOLITH PORTLAND CEMENT COMPANY
At Monolith, near Tehachapi, California. One of the largest cement producing plants in California.
Color Photography by Max Mahon

GRISWOLD’S
Our food is made with butter and love
Smorgasbord   Bakery   Gift Shop
Interstate 10 at Ford Street
Redlands, Calif.   Phone: (714) 793-2158
Also in Claremont: Foothill Blvd. at Indian Hill

Found: A postcard from Tecopa

Toast to Tecopa Postcard -- front

I purchased the Tecopa Hot Springs postcard referenced in my previous post a few weeks back. The postcard arrived in the mail today, and I got a pleasant surprise — the card is postmarked December 1966, and has an entertaining story:

Toast to Tecopa Postcard -- back

FS-369 — Tecopa Hot Springs, California
The picturesque village of Tecopa located near the world famous health giving hot springs that attract people from all over the nation.

Dec. 28 [1966]

Dear Lu & Bill,

Harold was sick in Bakersfield. I drove from Mojave to Barstow. Tehachapi had heavy snow. Wind blew cold and hard the first night. The accomodations [sic] here are a joke. Baths are good. Weather here is nice now. Harold has stopped 4 times for him to burp up. Will leave here Fri. Couldn’t get [???] on way here.

Love,

Harold & Clara