Can You Believe These Greetings From Texarkana Vintage Postcards?
Back in the day in Texarkana, there was a time when postcards were a way of sending a greeting to someone you cared about. Some people like to buy them as a souvenir as they passed through the city and others just like collecting them as a reminder of a town they visited.
In those golden days of yesteryear, you could walk into any drug store, gas station, cafe, coffee shop, grocery store, or souvenir shop, yes we had them back then and purchase a Texarkana greeting card. Those days are gone now, if we want to send a greeting we just text or email one another. The times have changed but the memories are still around if you know where to look for them and eBay is a great place to start if you are looking for nostalgic postcards of vintage Texarkana.
Let's go back in time and see how many of these old vintage postcards you remember or don't remember.
Back in the 1950s, this postcard showed the welcome sign coming into Texarkana, Texas Notice the arrow that reads "Biggest Lake in Texas," that being Lake Texarkana at that time. Who are those ladies?
This postcard represented Texarkana on both sides of the state line. Notice the Esso gas station sign in the last letter A.
There were several varieties of this greeting postcard but I sorta like this one the best.
The Arkansas side had its own unique greeting card. Is that the nation's Capital in the letter K, no it's Beech Street Baptist Church.
It's not every day you see two rodeo women and two horses in front of the post office.
You can't leave out Texas as a greeting card from Texarkana. However, the pictures reflect the Lone Star State and the infamous Texas Longhorn. Sorry, Arkansas!
It's just the way we talk in Texas y'all.
This greeting card shows that Texarkana is a recreation area for boating and fishing.
Finally, this is probably one of the most bizarre Texarkana greeting cards but you have to admit, it's funny. The look on the man holding the cow rope is a little creepy though.
So, there you go it's time to fast forward back to 2022. I hope you enjoyed that trip down memory lane as much as I did writing about it.