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Monday, September 1, 2008


Historic postcard - Gift to your Museum by Gary Fredburg 2008 (click on imgage to enlarge) Entrance to San Fernando Tunnel. San Joaquin Valley Line - Southern Pacific Railroad Company.
This message is on the back of the postcard (with train emerging) seen on previous posting. The following was my first attempt to read a blurred notation made in area just above the two 1¢ stamps.

This, I believe, is the signature of the aviator attached to the 158th Aero Suadron, on his way to France. The signature was enlarged and areas around it cleaned to reveal the signature.

Your Museum collects the stories of soldiers and veterans.
The San Fernando Valley deserves a great Museum of history and culture.

1 comment:

Gerald R. Fecht said...

I suspect that this "Tunnel" card was distributed aboard trains of the Southern Pacific as promotional items. But, this would still suggest that the soldier/airman was coming from the west.