[PHOTOS] Postcards tell part of Sylacauga’s History

SYLACAUGA, Ala. – From the late 19th century through the mid-20th century, people shared their travel adventures with friends, family, and relatives by mail and often by postcard. In the simpler days of no instant electronic connections, other than perhaps expensive metered telephone calls, postage cost just a few cents.

We collected 75 postcards of places in the Sylacauga area deemed important enough to warrant having been memorialized at the time. There’s often interesting history on the writing side, and, in the case of used cards, a reflection of what was happening as in the case of Ida and Bill who wrote from Fort Williams Motel to Ethel Gerow in Sturgis, Mich., on Jan. 16, 1962, that it rained the day before and was 27 degrees.

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