Friday, October 31, 2014

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

My sister has been travelling again and sent this postcard during her summer outing.  Her photos of this mountain and surrounding area are stunning.  

Location: Black Hills, South Dakota, USA

The National Park Service has a comprehensive write up on their site. 
Most postcard fun, visit with Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy for her Postcard Friendship Friday meme.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Turtle Mountain, Alberta

from the back of the card: Turtle Mountain Alberta, Canada.  The site of the world-famous Frank Slide, of April 29, 1903.  About 70 people lost their lives when close to 82 million metric tonnes of rock came crashing down on the sleeping town of Frank in less than 2 minutes.

I learned about this horrific event many years ago in school.  There was only one survivor, a young toddler.  As his identity was not known, he was named Frank Slide, or at least that is what I have heard.

Visit the website of the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre for further details.

The stamp features Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth on the occasion of her birthday.

 For more postcard fun, visit Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy for Postcard Friendship Friday.