Saturday, November 17, 2018

Saturday's postcard: Tampa International Airport

This linen postcard was mailed with a two-cent Jefferson stamp to Manchester, Pennsylvania, in May 1956 and showcases Tampa International Airport.

Tampa International was called Drew Field Municipal Airport until the early 1950s, when the start of international flights spurred the name change. Later, following the construction of a new terminal, it was lauded for the Tampa International Airport People Movers, which were groundbreaking (for an airport) when they debuted in 1971. (Full disclosure: When we moved from Montoursville to Largo, Florida, in mid-1983, I had some trips through Tampa International.)

Here's the cursive note from this 62-year-old postcard:
Hi Everybody:
This is where we landed and boy was it nice. You didn't even know you were in the air. We are having a nice time. We haven't slept since Sunday, but this is only Monday night about 10:00 P.M. We are pretty tired because we were on the go all day today.

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