Saturday, January 06, 2007

Cool Old Postcards

Back in the early 1950's there wasn't a lot happening in the part of the Island that was further up the beach, so most of the action was down by the southern area, now called Isla Blanca Park. Thanks to a real nice lady named Susan for sharing a few pictures of old postcards. I have updated the SPI HIstory Channel and plan to include a bunch of these cool postcards over there.

If anybody knows anything about this picture please do comment. My scientific wild-assed guess (SWAG) is this would be nears Wells' Point and Dolphin Cove looking across the pass to Boca Chica, with a really cool old steamer in between. Perhaps the cars can clue us on how old this postcard is, which could be 1955 or so.

UPDATE: actually, the old postcards were published over here ... the new version of Blogger has been quite a challenge in the photograph department, as things won't upload about 80 percent of the time. We apologize for any incovenience - and I wish Google would, too!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've got the info on this card :) The back says that the ship is transporting illegal aliens back to Mexico. Wild, huh. Great site Sam!
Keep up the good work.... she's a beautiful Island with lots of history!