Post cards from 50 states
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Dick McCoppin, of Augusta, sent this Alabama post card. By the way, a Yellowhammer is the state bird -- the only woodpecker to achieve such an honor.
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George and Paula Stickle, of Bartow, Ga., sent this card from Alaska where they were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
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Joseph and Lorinda Fournier, of Evans, didn't get crushed by a saguaro cactus, but the card mentions such can grow to weigh 10,000 pounds.
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Dick McCoppin, of Augusta, sent this card from Arkansas, where he reported there is a large watermelon field not far from the Bill Clinton Library.
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Judy, Summer, Darby and Stacy saw one of America's most famous signs and spent a night at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
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Suzana Ashworth, of Grovetown, went to visit her parents in Colorado and sent this card showing Mount Evans. You get to it by riding up the aptly named Mount Evans Road -- the highest paved highway in the United States.
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Gail and Milton Sheppard, of Thomson, sent our first card from Connecticut, where formal wear is apparently appropriate for the beach.
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Christina and Emily Byrd sent this really big card (9 inches by 6 inches) from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Cherianne Duncan, Georgia Ruth Johnson, Helen Henry, Louise Key, Barbara Washington and Shirley Jones -- members Augusta-North Augusta Travelers-- were in our nation's capital the same weekend as 350,000 Girl Scouts.
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The Coles, of Beech Island, made it as far south as you can go in the U.S.
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Lauren Turner, of Grovetown, sent this post card showing a beautiful Georgia sky.
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Connie Wendt celebrated her birthday in Maui. Wowie!
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Bob and Lucille Weldon, of Martinez, visited Pocatello, Idaho. The Indian, by the way, is LaSalle Pocatello, grandson of Chief Pocatello.
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J & J White, of Graniteville, found the oldest running post office in the U.S. to send us a card from Galena, Ill.
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Ginny Allen found this beautiful scene from Indiana.
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Phyllis Holland Badke sent this old style post card from Cedar Rapids.
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Randall and Rosiland Simmons found this card in Dodge City, Kansas, featuring future Boot Hill residents. Why do you think that one guy can't grow a mustache?
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The Herrings of Hephzibah had a wonderful time in western Kentucky at the National Corvette Museum. Varoom!
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Doris Blalock, of Edgefield, was in Baton Rouge at a Masonic convention.
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Allen and Glenda Hardin, of Thomson, celebrated their 40th anniversary in Maine.
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Pat Fuller, of North Augusta, visited her daughter in Maryland and found a post card showing the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
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Bill and Gail Shirley, of Augusta, went to Massachusetts for Gail's 55th high school reunion. Last year they went to Bill's 55th reunion.
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Vickie and Ralph Herron sent this unique copper post card. It shows a depiction of the local 32 1/2-foot gauge that measures the local winter snowfall.
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Dick McCoppin,of Augusta, offers this card showing the new Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins.
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Pat and Wayne Fuller, of North Augusta, know that nothing says "Mississippi" like a Magnolia.
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Clyde Edwards and the Old Storm Branch Senior Group said they enjoyed great barbecue in Kansas City, Mo.
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Jack Maffett, of Sandersville, offered this highlight of Montana -- Custer's Grave at the scene of the Little Bighorn Battlefield.
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Dick McCoppin, of Augusta, shows that corn is a big crop in Nebraska. Real big.
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Norman and Margaret Taylor visited Las Vegas and saw several shows.
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Bob and Mary Pettit, of North Augusta, say they actually drove over the bridge shown on this post card.
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Louise Stack says this card gives us the view that she now has from her hilltop home. It shows the High Point Monument in Sussex County, N.J.
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Jack Maffett, of Sandersville, took a long trip out West and got us this beautiful card.
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Lynn Reed went to upstate New York for a family reunion.
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DeeDee, Pat, Alan, Elizabeth and baby Henry had a great time on the beach.
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Russell and Sheryl Pate, of Wadley, Ga., sent more than a dozen post cards this summer. One of them was our only card from North Dakota and featured this beautiful ring-necked pheasant.
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Joseph and Lorina Fournier, of Evans, send a card showing the latest Cincinnati ballpark. The hometown Reds were the first professional baseball team and actually went undefeated in 1869 finishing the season 57-0.
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Tiajuana Cochnauer sent this card from Oklahoma where she went to support her alma mater in the national softball championships.
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"Jim from Briar Creek" sent this post card showing bobcats from Oregon.
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Andy and Ruth Forbes were in the Amish Country of Pennsylvania.
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Carrie and Dave Welter were in Providence, R.I. at a convention.
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Gwen Young and her husband Bob, the former mayor of Augusta, sent regards from Harbor Island, S.C.
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Jack Maffett, of Sandersville, got a good look at the Badlands of South Dakota. "Beautiful," he wrote, "but almost barren of plant life."
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Ralph Marcano and friends visited Cade's Cove in eastern Tennessee's Smoky Mountains.
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In Texas, Billy Barkley sends us an image to remember -- The Alamo.
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Cherianne Duncan and her traveling companions sent back this colorful card from Lake Powell, Utah.
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The Arringtons (Mike, Angie, Stacey and Tyler) sent a card from Virginia to tell us the Redcoats were coming.
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The Cole family (Steve, Diane, Tyler and Kyle) found Vermont much cooler than Augusta -- 78 degrees for the high with overnight lows at 47.
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Greg and Lynn Hall, of Aiken, sent a post card from Washington that shows how big Mount St. Helens was before it blew its top in 1980.
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J & J White, of Graniteville, found the home of trolls in Wisconsin. They also found summer temperatures at 100 degrees!
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Juanita Williams and Vivian Sylvester were just two of the many visitors who saw Wyoming this summer. A dozen post cards made their way back to Augusta from a state whose symbol is a cowboy.
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Trish Hubbard, Reggie and others said it was nice and cool at Spruce Knob, W.Va.
Here are the post cards sent this summer from all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia.