Greetings from Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Remarkably devoid of automobile traffic

“Located in the heart of Wisconsin on the Wisconsin River, Stevens Point is a thriving and beautiful city showing rapid industrial development and the Stevens Point State University is located there.” Minus two points for the run-on sentence on this postcard, published by the Wyman Post Card Co., 722 Eau Claire Blvd., Wausau, Wis., probably in the mid-1960s.

Stevens Point State U isn’t the only thing located there; check out those names shown in their heyday: Woolworth’s, Fox Theater, Rexall Drug Stores, Household Finance Company.

This card comes from Walt, who was desperate to get a Georgia map postcard, and surprised me by sending this card plus three others in exchange. Thanks Walt!

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3 Responses

  1. Brenda says:

    Most of the smaller towns in Wisconsin still look like this. The names have changed, but that is about it. The people are the best ever though!

  2. Aimee Dars Ellis says:

    I love these vintage views of towns – it’s so fun to see the cars and signs of the time! Love your blog!

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