New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Archival Anecdotes: It's the little things


December 21, 2020

Christmas postcards were a common way to say hello and wish family and friends a Merry Christmas. Since postage at the time was a mere penny, they were also affordable.

Eddy County must have been an interesting place to have lived in the early 1900s, especially at Christmas.

Despite being isolated, it is quite likely that the passenger train would have brought in plenty of visitors throughout the winter holidays.

Those who could not visit loved ones would send brightly colored and highly ornate Christmas cards. This particular card pictured at top left was s...

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