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Postcard Gallery - 1950's
Lakes & Parks - 19 Items

Many of these cards were purchased on ebay, some were donated by classmates, and others were shamelessly plagiarized from unsuspecting ebay sellers who were demanding a king's ransom for them.

Cards and other images in this gallery are from the 1950 decade. If you grew up in the Gaylord area during this decade you will fondly remember many of these scenes. A few of the cards couldn't be accurately dated so we put them here because they appeared to be from this era.

Here's how to view them; click on the Thumbnail Panel numbers to select which set of thumbnails that you would like to view, then just click on the thumbnail image and the full-sized image will be displayed below. Postcard descriptions and captions will be displayed at the bottom of the full-sized image. To select a different decade, click on the Postcards icon in the upper right-hand area of the page and select a different one:

  • Postcards - 1950's: Otsego County Park - 1959
  • Postcards - 1950's: Otsego Lake - 1955
  • Postcards - 1950's: Gaylord State Park - 1958
    OTSEGO LAKE STATE PARK - A favorite place to relax and enjoy the great out-of-doors. The part offers excellent camping along the shores of Otsego Lake just south of Gaylord, Michigan.
  • Postcards - 1950's: State Park - 1958
  • Postcards - 1950's: Otsego Lake State Park - 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: Otsego County Park 1951
    Postmarked October 29, 1951
  • Postcards - 1950's: State Park - 1955
  • Postcards - 1950's: State Park - 1956
  • Postcards - 1950's: Camp Sancta Maria - Postmarked July 24, 1955
  • Postcards - 1950's: Camp Sancta Maria - 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: Otsego Lake - 1958
    If anyone knows where this is on the lake, let me know.
  • Postcards - 1950's: Aerial View Otsego Lake - 1958
    OTSEGO LAKE - Just south of Gaylord, Michigan, this sparkling lake affords visitors and residents an opportunity for boating, fishing and swimming as well as the enjoyment of the beautiful scenery. Otsego Lake State Park is located along the east shore of the lake.
  • Postcards - 1950's: Otsego Lake - Postmarked April 4, 1958
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Postcards - 1950's: Otsego Lake Shoreline
  • Postcards - 1950's: Camp Sancta Maria
  • Postcards - 1950's: Otsego County State Park - 1958
    Notice the orange plywood paddle boards? 50 cents an hour was a lot of money back then!
  • Postcards - 1950's: Otsego Lakeshore - 1955
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Postcards - 1950's: Otsego Lake State Park - Early Fifties
  • Postcards - 1950's: Otsego Lake - Postmarked July 10, 1950
    Courtesy of eBay
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