Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Santiago, Cuba 1913: "Only 86° in shade here today"

Here's the front and back of a postcard that features an incredibly generic monument1 and that was mailed from Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, in 1913. It was sent 1,800 miles north to Mr. William Clark of tiny Greenville, Maine.

The note, written upside-down on the card, states:
"Santiago Cuba
April 4, 19131
Only 86° in shade here today. Lots of pretty girls you ought to come down and locate here. LB."
I wonder if we could locate that obelisk today, 103 years later. And I wonder if there's a Pokémon near it.

1. We know, however, that it's Obelisk No. 42, which means it's the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything.
2. April 4, 1913, was the date of birth of McKinley Morganfield, who came to be known as Muddy Waters.

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