This postcard from more than a century ago features a geological formation called High Rock here in York County. I am not sure precisely where this wall of white stone is located and will have to crowd-source it a bit with some of our local historians. (My best guess is that it's somewhere in southwestern York County, and the Pennsylvania Gazetteer pinpoints a "High Rock" as being located northeast of Hanover and west of Spring Grove. But is that the High Rock shown on this postcard?)
The card was postmarked in York on July 28, 1910, and mailed to Miss Georgia B. Klinefelter of Cooperstown, New York.1 The message on the back is faded and smudged, but this is what I can make out:
As a final note, this postcard was made in Germany and sold by F.W. Woolworth & Co. of York. That company had some important ties to Lancaster, York and Harrisburg here in southcentral Pennsylvania during its early years.Dear Friend,
If for any cause you should be called home, kindly drop me a card as soon as convenient. In that event I may purchase round trip ticket to North field and it must be ordered in advance.
The hot [indecipherable] is broken and this morning it is some what cooler. Will write you soon. Lovingly - M. July 27, '10.
1. Georgia Klinefelter must have moved around (or traveled) quite a bit. And then all of her postcards ended up in the antiques store in York New Salem, where I purchased them. I have previously featured three other postcards that were mailed to her:
- 1906 postcard: "Lovers Lane, Bronx Park, N.Y. City" (mailed to Georgia Klinefelter in Mt. Washington, Maryland)
- Swinging bridge over Codorous [sic] Creek, York, Pa. (mailed in June 1911 to Miss Georgia B. Klinefelter of East Orange, New Jersey)
- Post Office, Orr's Island, Maine (mailed in July 1911 to Georgia Klinefelter in Newark, New Jersey)