Penny Postcards from the February 2009 issue.
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Sent by Betty Watkins, Yorktown
Main Street in Hopewell | undated
In the post card above: Men standing in groups. Men walking around. Men, men, men—not a female to be seen. Perhaps that’s why it’s named Hopewell?
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Sent by Emily Hinkle, Waynesboro
North-facing view of Harrisonburg’s Main Street | undated
This postcard seems like a Technicolor rendition of Harrisonburg’s foremost throughway in the pre-World War II era. Even then, green cars and traffic!
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Sent by Elaine Rideout, Richmond
Sectional View of Main Street in Mathews | 1949
The quiet nature of a small town during what seems an afternoon pause. Hello?
You know you’ve found the center of any unfamiliar town when you run into its Main Street: It’s the area where heritage, culture and local businesses meet to create the particular vibe felt by visitors. For locals, the sight of Main Street often prompts a quiet rush of reassurance. It’s much more than just a place.