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Postcard Gallery - 1950's
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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: -Gaylord Country Club  - 1957
  • Postcards - 1950's: Irontone Springs - Early 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: Schlang's Restaurant & Cabins - Late 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: Schlang's Restaurant & Cabins - Late 1950's - Card Back
  • Postcards - 1950's: Schlang's Restaurant & Cabins - Late 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: Schlang's Restaurant & Cabins - Late 1950's
    The back of the card refers to the "New" Mackinac Bridge. The bridge opened to traffic in November of 1957.
  • Postcards - 1950's: Schlang's Restaurant & Cabins - 1950's
    Leo & Minnie Schlang (parents of classmate Jim Schlang) bought the cabins, restaurant and Mobile gas station in 1945.
  • Postcards - 1950's: Schlang's Restaurant & Cabins - 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: Schlang's Restaurant & Cabins - 1950's - Card Back
  • Postcards - 1950's: Skate-A-Way Decal - 1950's
    Not a postcard, but definitely a memory jerker . . .
  • Postcards - 1950's: Vacationland Ferry - Mackinaw City - 1955
  • Postcards - 1950's: Angus & Otsego Lake Post Office - 1950's
    (Complements of Mark Stauter)
  • Postcards - 1950's: Irontone Springs - 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: Schlang's Restaurant & Cabins - 1940's
  • Postcards - 1950's: The Standard Products Co. - Postmarked July 10, 1953
  • Postcards - 1950's: A vintage Snow Valley Matchcover - 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: State of Michigan Highway Department - Snow Blowing - 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: A car show from the fifties - Hidden Valley (Otsego Club)
  • Postcards - 1950's: Schlang's Otsego Lake Restaurant & Cabins - Mid 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: A highway somewhere in Gaylord. Probably either M-32 or US-27
  • Postcards - 1950's: Club 131 Mancelona - Postmarked May 19, 1952
  • Postcards - 1950's: Olsons Service Station & Cabins - North US-27
  • Postcards - 1950's: Entrance to the Northern Michigan Tuberculosis Sanatorium
  • Postcards - 1950's: Entrance to the Northern Michigan Tuberculosis Sanatorium
  • Postcards - 1950's: Schlang Restaurant Business Card - 1951
  • Postcards - 1950's: Grayling Airport - 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: The Underground Forest - Frederic - 1950's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Postcards - 1950's: Skate-A-Way Decal
    Donated by John (Jack) Wheeler
  • Postcards - 1950's: Bob & Stan's Service Station Matchbook Cover
  • Postcards - 1950's: Gaylord Farm Store Inc. Matchbook Cover
  • Postcards - 1950's: Tracy's Standard Service
  • Postcards - 1950's: Gaylord Country Club
  • Postcards - 1950's: State Park - 1958
  • Postcards - 1950's: The Underground Forest in Frederick
    The UNDERGROUND FOREST is a man-made Cave, built into the side of a wooded hill, featuring more than forty lifelike displays of Michigan wildlife. The location is 80 miles south of the Mackinac Bridge, on Highway U.S. 27 three miles north of Frederic, Michigan. Open all year.
  • Postcards - 1950's: Irontone Springs
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Postcards - 1950's: Underground Forrest Matchbook Cover
  • Postcards - 1950's: Mom & Pops Star Restaurant - 50's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Postcards - 1950's: Wilson's Station
  • Postcards - 1950's: Loghaven Service Station and Cabins
  • Postcards - 1950's: Harry Green Auto Repair
    Auto Lite Batteries U.S. Royal Tires Gaylord, Mich. Phone 92 Mobilegas - Complete Service
  • Postcards - 1950's: Alpine Court Matchbook
    Courtesy of eBay.
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