Another Vintage Thingie Thursday is here - my how time flies! Don't forget to check out all the wonderful vintage treasures at Colorado Lady!
This week I'll show you a tiny bit of my postcard collection. Most of it is packed away at the Squash House but this framed collage is still with us. These are postcards from Mr. Squash's hometown of Bridgeton, New Jersey in Cumberland County. It's a small rural town in Southern New Jersey. Several years ago the Nature Conservancy called it one of the "last best places in the US". I could tell you so much about this wonderful area, but I will try to keep it short. There are many farms and orchards in the area and a lot of great places to sport fish for Weakfish and Blues in the Delaware Bay.
Amazingly these postcards are hard to find and I have seen some really rambunctious bidding for them on eBay! Top right is a Civil War memorial. Middle left and right are pictures of the raceway going through town which is water that was diverted from Sunset Lake to run a mill. You can still walk along the path and bridge. Bottom left is the old country club and bottom right is the old high school where Mr. Squash's dad taught and later became princial.
The one above is my favorite! I've never seen anything like it!
Above is the old Broad Street church dating from the 1700's. It still stands just as it is, but there are now quite a few more residents of the cemetary since this postcard was made!
This is the lake at Parvin State Park just outside of town. Mr. Squash spent a lot of time here and at Sunset Lake in his youth. Parvin State Park was named after one of Mr. Squash's cousins family! Thanks for visiting!