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This postcard was sent on June 27, 1923, to Miss Ruth Young at 37 South Hall, Slippery Rock, Penna. The inscriptions reads, “Dear Ruth: I recd you card yesterday. I was glad you wrote. I have not time today to answer your letter So I will send a card of your old Home place you often see. I will write to you later. News is scarce at present. With love. Your friend Lillian C. Volant, Pa. RD #3.” (1923) Full Size

Another postcard sent in August 1928 to Miss Ruth Young in New Castle. the inscription reads, “Dear Ruth, You can’t imagine what a wonderful I am having. Wish you were here but I know it would be impossible. Love, Grace.” (1928) Full Size

A cropped postcard postmarked as “Neshannock Falls PA, Sep 30, 9AM, 1908.” It was sent to Miss Mary Blevins at R.F.D. #1 in Volant. The inscription reads, “Hello Aunt Mary! Would this weather freeze your nose? I have been wondering whether this was Oct. or Dec. I had a card from Uncle Rob to-day. Isn’t that sad about Don Lusk? Uncle R.K. told me about it on the card.” I’m trying to figure out what happened to Don Lusk. I did find a mention that the 69-acre Samuel Lusk farm near Volant was sold at auction in late November 1908. Perhaps that’s what the card refers to? (1908) Full Size


  1. According to page 1 of Oct 2, 1908 New Castle News, he had a nervous breakdown.


  2. (EDITOR’S NOTE) Emilee, Thanks so much. For clarity, it appears the card is referring to Don Lusk of New Castle, who suffered a nervous breakdown. The article mentions he was bedridden for some time and unlikely to return to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for the fall semester – where he is a senior in the law department. His father was a well-known pharmacist and longtime member of the City Council. Don survived this ordeal, was married, had a son, and passed away in the 1930’s sometime. His son, Don Lusk Jr., was serving in the U.S. Army in Aug 1944 when he was killed in an explosion at Fort Knox KY. Jeff


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