Views of Scenic and Historical Interest

In about 1940, twenty-five cents would buy you this packet of ten different black-and-white postcards showing scenes along the Great Northern from St. Paul to the Pacific Northwest. I’m guessing on the date, but one postcard shows a view of the completed or nearly completed Fort Peck Dam, which was finished in 1940. Another shows an artist’s conception of Grand Coulee Dam, which was completed in 1941; if the cards had been published after 1940, I suspect a photo of that dam would have been used instead.

Click image to download a 2.5-MB PDF of these ten postcards.

In addition to the William Crooks shown above and the dams, the other cards show the Empire Builder on the Stone Arch Bridge, the David Thompson Monument, the John Stevens statue, Glacier Park Lodge, the Empire Builder on the Flathead River, downtown Wenatchee, and the new Cascade Tunnel. All ten cards came in the envelope shown below.

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