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East Chicago is a city in Lake County, Indiana with a population of about 26,000 & an area of 14.86 square miles. It is the home of Marktown, Clayton Mark's planned worker community.

The land that became East Chicago was originally swampland unsuitable for farming. The state of Indiana began selling off plots of land to railroads and speculators after 1851 to fund the local school system. Settlement of the area was very slow at first, and as late as the 1890s, the city had no proper streets or public utilities. East Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1893. The city was named from its location east of Chicago, Illinois & is 23 miles south east of the Chicago CBD.

The arrival of the Inland Steel Corporation in 1903 transformed the city into an industrial powerhouse & more steel makers were to follow.

The post office opened here in 1889
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Evansville is a city in and the county seat of Vanderburgh County, Indiana with a population of over 117,000, making it the state's third-most populous city, after Indianapolis & Fort Wayne, the largest city in Southern Indiana, & the 232nd-most populous city in the United States. It has an area of 47.85 square miles & is the central city of the Evansville metropolitan area, a hub of commercial, medical, and cultural activity of southwestern Indiana and the Illinois–Indiana–Kentucky tri-state area, that is home to over 911,000 people. The 38th parallel crosses the north side of the city and is marked on Interstate 69.

The city of Evansville, Indiana was founded in 1812 and incorporated in 1817. It is situated on an oxbow in the Ohio River, and is often referred to as the "Crescent Valley" or "River City" as it situated on an oxbow in the Ohio River.

On March 27, 1812, Hugh McGary Jr. purchased about 441 acres and named it "McGary's Landing". In 1814, to attract more people, McGary renamed his village "Evansville" in honor of Colonel Robert Morgan Evans. Evansville incorporated in 1817 and was designated as the county seat on January 7, 1818. The county was named for Henry Vanderburgh, a deceased chief judge of the Indiana Territorial Supreme Court.

The post office opened here 1818.
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Uncacheted fdc postmarked Evansville Indiana machine slogan &quot;Strike Back At Cancer, Give to American Cancer Society&quot; cancel.
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Fort Wayne is in Allen County, Indiana with a population of about 263,000, making it the second largest city in Indiana, after Indianapolis & an area of 110.79 square miles. It is in north eastern Indiana, approximately 18 miles west of the Ohio border & 50 miles south of the Michigan border. General "Mad" Anthony Wayne built Fort Wayne, the last in a series of forts in 1794. Named in his honor, Fort Wayne established itself as a trading post for European settlers. It experienced tremendous growth after completion of the Wabash & Erie Canal & advent of the railroad. Once a booming industrial town, Fort Wayne's economy has diversified, now relying on distribution, transportation, & logistics, health care, manufacturing, professional & business services, leisure & hospitality, & financial services.

Fort Wayne Indiana has been an All-America City Award recipient in 1982, 1998, & 2009. It is also widely recognized as the final resting place of American folklore legend Johnny Appleseed who was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, & West Virginia.

The post office opened here in 1824.
Unknown cachet fdc (Mellone #184) with nice Fort Wayne nice machine slogan cancel &quot;Help Goodwill Industries, Help The Handicapped&quot;. <br /><br />I have seen this cachet in both dark blue &amp; purple.
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Frankfort is a city in Clinton County, Indiana with a population of over 16,000. The city is the county seat of Clinton County & has a total area of 8.05 square miles, It is about 46 miles north west of Indianapolis.

Brothers John, William and Nicholas Pence, previously of Warren County, Ohio, settled on the land on which Frankfort now stands in 1829. In 1830, the brothers donated 60 acres of the land to the county commissioners, a donation which led to the establishment of the county seat at that site rather than in Jefferson, a community which had also been vying for the honor. The new town was named Frankfort at the brothers' request and honors their German great-grandparents' home of Frankfurt am Main.

The town of Frankfort was laid off on the 60-acre tract by William Douglass, the county agent, and the plat filed on June 8, 1830. The original plat consisted of 64 lots in eight blocks surrounding a public square where the courthouse now stands.

The post office opened here in 1830.
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Franklin is a city in Johnson County, Indiana, with a population of over 25,000 & an area of 14.76 square miles. It is about 20 miles south of Indianapolis, the city is the county seat of Johnson County. As the site of Franklin College, the city attracts numerous regional sports fans for the college teams, as well as audiences for its art events.

Franklin was platted in 1823 & was named after Benjamin Franklin.

The Franklin post office was established in 1824.
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French Lick is a town in French Lick Township, Orange County, Indiana with a population of over 1,700 & an area of 1.82 square miles. In November 2006, the French Lick Resort Casino, the state's tenth casino in the modern legalized era, opened, drawing national attention to the small town.

French Lick was originally a French trading post built near a spring and salt lick. A fortified ranger post was established near the springs in 1811. On Johnson's 1837 map of Indiana, the community was known as Salt Spring. The town was founded in 1857.

French Lick's post office has been in operation since 1847.

The sulfur springs were commercially exploited for medical benefits starting in 1840. By the later half of the 19th century, French Lick was famous in the United States as a spa town. In the early 20th century it also featured casinos attracting celebrities such as boxer Joe Louis, composer Irving Berlin and gangster Al Capone.
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Gaston is a town in Washington Township, Delaware County, Indiana with a population of 796 & an area of 0.36 square miles. It is part of the Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is 66 miles north easy of Indianapolis.

Gaston was originally called Snag Town, and under the latter name was platted in 1855.[4] The name Gaston was adopted when the railroad was built through the town in 1901.

The post office opened here in 1892.
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Greensburg is in Decatur County, Indiana with a population of about 11,500 & is about 40 miles south east of Indianapolis with a total area of 9.41 square miles.

Greensburg was laid out in 1822. The founder, Thomas Hendricks Sr.'s wife being a native of Greensburg, Pennsylvania caused the name to be selected.

The first post office at Greensburg opened in 1823, but the name of the post office was spelled Greensburgh until 1894.

Honda Motor Company operates an automobile manufacturing plant here.
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Greenwood is a city in Johnson County, Indiana with a population of almost 64,000. The city shares a border with Indianapolis and is the most populous suburban municipality in the southern portion of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Area about 15 miles from the Indianapolis CBD.

The first inhabitants of the area currently known as Greenwood were the Delaware Indians (Lenape). In 1818, the Treaty of St. Mary's opened central Indiana to European American settlement, and by 1823 the first cabin in northern Johnson County was erected by settlers John B. and Isaac Smock on land now occupied by Greenwood Park Mall. Greenwood was first known as "Smocktown" or "Smock's Settlement" in honor of the Smock brothers, and became "Greenfield" in 1825. Since this clashed with another Greenfield located in Hancock County, the name of the settlement was changed to "Greenwood" in 1833.

Greenwood was incorporated as a town under Indiana law in 1864.

The post office opened here as Greenwood in 1833. There is also an unincorporated community called Greenwood in Wayne County Indiana. However as it does not have a post office two Greenwoods were allowed.
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Idaville is a census-designated place in Lincoln Township, White County, Indiana with population of 461 & an area of 5.84 square miles, about 90 miles north west of Indianapolis..

Idaville was originally called Hannah, and under the latter name was laid out in 1860, when the railroad was extended to that point.

A post office has been in operation under the name Idaville since 1860
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Ireland is an unincorporated community in Madison Township, Dubois County, Indiana about 120 miles south of Indianapolis.

The town was founded on land purchased from the United States government by John Stewart, a native of Ireland, on December 23, 1816. The town was once intended to be called American City, but changed to Ireland when the name was not approved by the post office department. The town was laid out by John Stewart's son James, and four others.

The Ireland post office has been in operation since 1853.
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Jeffersonville is a city and the county seat of Clark County, Indiana, situated along the Ohio River. Locally, the city is often referred to by the abbreviated name Jeff. It lies directly across the Ohio River to the north of Louisville, Kentucky, with a population of about 50,000 & an area of 34.35 square miles. It is 112 miles south of Indianapolis.

In 1786 Fort Finney was situated here & renamed in 1791, Fort Steuben. In 1793 the fort was abandoned but was renamed & resettled as Jeffersonville around 1801, after President Thomas Jefferson took office in 1801.

On September 13, 1803, a post office was established in the city.

In 1819 the first shipbuilding took place in Jeffersonville, & steamboats would become key to Jeffersonville's economy. During World War II, the shipyards built landing vessels such as the LST.
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Kennard is a town in Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana, with a population of 471 & a total area of 0.42 square miles. It is about 40 miles north east of Indianapolis.

Kennard was platted in 1882, & named for Jenkins Kennard. Cyrus Hinshaw helped to found the town and was instrumental in having the town named for Jenkins Kennard. Hinshaw Street was named after Cyrus and his family.

The post office opened here in 1882.
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Kokomo is a city in Indiana and the county seat of Howard County, Indiana & is about 58 miles north of Indianapolis. It is the principal city of the Kokomo, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Howard County, the Kokomo-Peru CSA, which includes Howard and Miami counties, as well as the North Central Indiana region consisting of six counties anchored by the city of Kokomo. Kokomo has a population of almost 60,000 & an area of 36.79 square miles.

Named for the Miami Ma-Ko-Ko-Mo who was called "Chief Kokomo", Kokomo first benefited from the legal business associated with being the county seat. Before the Civil War, it was connected with Indianapolis and then the Eastern cities by railroad, which resulted in sustained growth. Substantial growth came after the discovery of large natural gas reserves, which produced an economic boom in the mid-1880s. Among the businesses which the boom attracted was the fledgling automobile industry. A significant number of technical and engineering innovations were developed in Kokomo, particularly in automobile production, and, as a result, Kokomo became known as the "City of Firsts." A substantial portion of Kokomo's employment still depends on the automobile industry.

1854 saw the first railroad stop at Kokomo. The New London Pioneer had long advocated for a rail line to connect Kokomo with Indianapolis. In 1852 the construction of the Peru and Indianapolis Railroad commenced. For some time after 1854 Kokomo was the terminus of the line, but eventually the line was extended to Peru and then to Michigan City.

A short time after the construction of the Peru and Indianapolis Railroad began, the Pennsylvania Railroad announced that one of its lines would pass through Kokomo. By 1853 a line was commenced between Kokomo and Logansport (which was intended to become the hub of a network of lines for the company). Railroad service was inaugurated on that line on July 4, 1855.

The most important rail line for Kokomo became the standard-gauge Clover Leaf line. This railroad would eventually link Kokomo with both the West Coast and the Eastern Seaboard. It began as a short line linking Frankfort and Kokomo, the Frankfort and Kokomo Railroad. After a series of acquisitions by other railroads, the line became part of the Toledo, St. Louis and Kansas City Railroad. A line connecting it to the east reached Kokomo on January 1, 1881.

The post office opened here in 1845.
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A recent acquisition, maybe it was found in an Indiana post office ( & maybe it wasn't) but as it wasn't postmarked we will never know for sure:
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This lobby card served as a notice of the new stamp issue & a reminder that those requiring an official first day of issue postmark need to have their orders in at Boston Massachusetts Post Office by 29th May 1964.

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National Archives releases thousands of documents on Kennedy assassination
President John F. Kennedy is seen riding in a motorcade about 1 minute before he was shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. In the car with Kennedy are Jacqueline Kennedy, right, Nellie Connally, left, and her husband, Gov. John Connally of Texas. (Jim Altgens/AP)
President John F. Kennedy is seen riding in a motorcade about 1 minute before he was shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. In the car with Kennedy are Jacqueline Kennedy, right, Nellie Connally, left, and her husband, Gov. John Connally of Texas. (Jim Altgens/AP)
The Biden administration on Thursday released another batch of secret government files related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, 59 years after his murder and more than five years after the documents were originally required by law to be publicly disclosed.

The newly released tranche of files — 13,173 documents — was posted by the National Archives and Records Administration after President Biden issued a memorandum.

“[The] profound national tragedy of President Kennedy’s assassination continues to resonate in American history and in the memories of so many Americans who were alive on that terrible day; meanwhile, the need to protect records concerning the assassination has weakened with the passage of time,” Biden wrote in the memorandum. “It is therefore critical to ensure that the United States Government maximizes transparency by disclosing all information in records concerning the assassination, except when the strongest possible reasons counsel otherwise.”

Kennedy’s assassination — and the subsequent withholding of government documents related to his death — spawned conspiracy theories over nearly six decades, particularly surrounding gunman Lee Harvey Oswald. The Warren Commission concluded that Oswald acted alone when he killed the president on Nov. 22, 1963, and that there was no conspiracy.

A large number of the documents released Thursday belonged to the CIA. Several focused on Oswald’s movements, his contacts and even whether it was really his signature on a visa application for Cuba. Other documents focus on requests from the Warren Commission.

One document, dated June 22, 1962, notes that Oswald was mentioned in a recent Washington Post article as having defected to the Soviet Union — indicating that Oswald was on the CIA’s radar more than a year before Kennedy was assassinated.

“A former Marine Sgt. of Fort Worth, Texas, who defected to the U.S.S.R. three years ago, left Moscow recently together with his infant child and Russian-born wife bound for the United States,” the document said.

A December 1963 document described how CIA officials in Mexico City “intercepted a telephone call” Oswald made in October from that city to the Soviet Embassy there “using his own name” and speaking “broken Russian.”

Oswald, according to the document, had visited the embassy earlier and claimed someone there promised “to send a tele-gram for him to Washington.” In the call, Oswald asked if there was “anything new.”

The 23-page document goes on to say, “Our Mexico City Station very often produces information like this on US citizens contacting Soviet bloc embassies in Mexico City. Frequently the information we get is extremely incriminating.”

Another document, from September 1964 and marked secret, described American officials discussing Oswald and his killing. The official, Felix Dmitreyevich Karasev, said he believed it was impossible for the gunman, Jack Ruby, to have killed Oswald “without the assistance of some U.S. officials,” according to the document.

The official, in Helsinki, went on to write, “We tried to debunk this impression, but Karasev held to his views.”

With Thursday’s release, 95 percent of the documents in the CIA’s JFK assassination records collection will have been released in their entirety, a CIA spokesperson said in a statement, and no documents will remain redacted or withheld in full after “an intensive one-year review” of all previously unreleased information.

“We have made tremendous progress in our review of CIA’s collection of records. We’re talking about over 87,000 documents originally included in the JFK Act collection,” the spokesperson said, speaking on the condition of anonymity ahead of the release of the documents.

The CIA spokesperson justified the continued redaction of some documents, saying they contain information that details CIA intelligence sources and methods — some from as late as the late 1990s, given to help provide context about the CIA’s methods and terminology.

“CIA believes all of its information known to be directly related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 has already been released,” the spokesperson said.

In an initial review, the documents that were released did not appear to contain explosive new evidence of the decades-old assassination and sweeping fallout that followed.

Rather, many of the documents appeared to summarize stories referencing the murder that stunned the world, or showed how officials responded to news inquiries (“advising that his scoop may, in fact, be old news.”) At least one document recalled how a low-level government clerk erroneously believed that documents about Oswald had been tampered with.

Under the 1992 President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act, all assassination records should have been publicly disclosed within 25 years — or by October 2017 — but postponements were allowed in instances that national security concerns outweighed the public interest in disclosure.

President Donald Trump in 2017 announced that he planned to publicly disclose the remaining JFK files, only to delay the release of some of the files for national security reasons, setting a new deadline of Oct. 26, 2021. In 2018, Trump did end up authorizing the disclosure of 19,045 documents, about three-quarters of which still contained some redactions.

All of the remaining JFK files were originally supposed to have been released last October. Biden postponed that planned release, citing delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and announced that they would be instead disclosed in two batches — one on Dec. 15, 2021, and another by Dec. 15, 2022, after undergoing an “intensive 1-year review.”

“Temporary continued postponement is necessary to protect against identifiable harm to the military defense, intelligence operations, law enforcement, or the conduct of foreign relations that is of such gravity that it outweighs the public interest in immediate disclosure,” Biden said last October.

The decision upset JFK researchers, who accused the Biden administration of using the pandemic as an excuse for the government to stonewall the public yet again, noting it had been almost 60 years since Kennedy was assassinated.

“It’s bizarre. It’s been almost 60 years since my uncle’s death,” Robert Kennedy Jr. told NBC News in October. “What are they hiding?”

The CIA spokesperson pushed back Thursday against assertions that the agency is withholding information related to Oswald.

“CIA believes all substantive information known to be directly related to Oswald has been released. The few remaining redactions protect CIA employee names, sources, locations, and CIA tradecraft,” the spokesperson said. “Likewise, we are not aware of any documents known to be directly related to Oswald that have not already been made part of the Collection.”

Jefferson Morley, a former Washington Post staff writer and the vice president of the Mary Ferrell Foundation — which sued the Biden administration in October over the delay of the release — said his group was particularly interested in looking at a batch of “30 to 40 significant documents with redactions” that had been released previously, and comparing them to what would be released Thursday afternoon.

Morley said he was not encouraged by Thursday’s release and felt the CIA was not acting in “good faith” to release all available information. Morley cited a 15-page document from 1961 — two years before the assassination — from Arthur Schlesinger Jr. to Kennedy titled “Memo to President CIA Reorganization.” As of Thursday, it remained partially redacted. “What the CIA has hidden,” Morley said, is whether the CIA had “operational interest in Oswald” at the time of the assassination.

In a memorandum Thursday, Biden said that until May 1, 2023, the National Archives and relevant agencies “shall jointly review the remaining redactions in the records.” After that review process, “any information withheld from public disclosure that agencies do not propose for continued postponement” will be released by June 30, 2023.


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JFK In Memorium cover - Norman Rockwell.jpg
In a two-carton lot of covers (22kg) won at Abacus' latest auction was this item . part of an album set of 100 covers featuring cachets of the artwork of US illustrator Norman Rockwell.

Sorry, Brad - if you haven't already got this cover, at this stage you'll just have to be content with seeing this image - I'm a collector of Rockwell-related stamps, postcards, playing cards etc.

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All good Gordon. I have that one somewhere on this thread. :D
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In the previously-mentioned auction lot, found this cover.
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I know it's not Scott 1246, nor a first day cover but it is definitely JFK-related - John Kennedy's Presidential Inauguration Day, utilising the November 19, 1960 American Credo issue that quotes Abraham Lincoln "Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves".

Postmarked at Washington DC at 12 midday JAN 20, 1961; addressed to New South Wales, Australia.

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Gordon

Thanks for showing, I have some Inauguration covers on page 47 of this thread:


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A recent acquisition:
A luncheon invitation ticket to the launch of the JFK Memorial 5c stamp at the Statler Hilton Hotel in Boston Massachusetts with JFK Memorial 5c stamp added &amp; tied with Boston Massachusetts fdi hand slogan cancel - 29th May 1964.
A luncheon invitation ticket to the launch of the JFK Memorial 5c stamp at the Statler Hilton Hotel in Boston Massachusetts with JFK Memorial 5c stamp added & tied with Boston Massachusetts fdi hand slogan cancel - 29th May 1964.

It will make a nice addition to my JFK FDC Boston exhibit. :D
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Last night I entered some of my JFK fdcs postmarked Boston in a one frame competition at Brighton Philatelic Society:
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Unfortunately I didn't win but I understand I wasn't far off the pace.

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Kouts is a town in Pleasant Township, Porter County, in the U.S. state of Indiana with a population of 2,028 at the 2020 census. According to the 2010 census, Kouts has a total area of 1.12 square miles (2.90 km2), all land. It is about 130 miles north west of state capital Indianapolis.

Bernhardt Kautz moved here from Pennsylvania, before the arrival of the railroads, and established a farm where the town now sits. With the arrival of the Chicago and St. Louis Railway in 1865, Kautz and his brother-in-law H.A. Wright laid out the town and established a store. Known as Kouts Station, the town grew slowly until the Chicago and Erie Railroad intersected the line in Kouts.

Kouts would remain an important railroad town throughout the first half of the 20th century continuing to be served by the Erie Lackawanna Railway and the Pennsylvania Railroad. Railroad traffic in the town began to decline following the bankruptcy of the Pennsylvania Railroad's successor, the Penn Central and the creation of Conrail. As the also bankrupt Erie Lackawanna would similarly be absorbed into the new company in 1976. The surplus of Conrail track through Kouts would lead to a decline in both traffic and profitability. The passage of the Staggers Rail Act of 1980 allowed for U.S railways to abandon unprofitable lines, which Conrail would take advantage of in Kouts. First with the Erie Lackawanna tracks in 1981 and then the Pennsylvania tracks in 1984. Currently there are little remnants of Kouts railroading past except for the former Pennsylvania Railroad depot which has been converted into a private business.

The post office opened as Kouts Station in 1867 but closed in 1882. It reopened as Kouts in 1890.


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JFK Philatelic Society (Mellone #84) 1st cachet with Kouts Indiana wavy machine cancel on fdi - May 29th, 1964
JFK Philatelic Society (Mellone #84) 1st cachet with Kouts Indiana wavy machine cancel on fdi - May 29th, 1964
Not sure why Kouts appears to have the number 1 after it's name
Not sure why Kouts appears to have the number 1 after it's name
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JFK Philatelic Society (Mellone #84) 1st cachet with Kouts Indiana wavy machine cancel on fdi - May 29th, 1964

JFK Philatelic Society produced 12 1st cachets with this JFK stamp. They are also to have a tie in with Goldcraft cachets.
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Lafayette is a city in and is the county seat of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, located 63 miles (101 km) northwest of Indianapolis and 125 miles (201 km) southeast of Chicago. According to the 2020 census, the population of Lafayette was 70,783. West Lafayette, on the other side of the Wabash River, is home to Purdue University, which contributes significantly to both communities. Together, they form the core of the Lafayette metropolitan area, which had a population of 235,066 in 2020.

The post office opened here as La Fayette (two words) in 1826 but appears to have changed it's name to Lafayette (one word) in 1949, presumably echoing the name of the town.

Lafayette was founded in 1825 on the southeast bank of the Wabash River near where the river becomes impassable for riverboats upstream, though a French fort and trading post had existed since 1717 on the opposite bank and three miles downstream. It was named for the French general Marquis de Lafayette, a Revolutionary War hero.

When European explorers arrived at this area, it was inhabited by a tribe of Miami Native Americans known as the Ouiatenon or Weas. In 1717, the French government established Fort Ouiatenon across the Wabash River and three miles (4.8 km) south of present-day Lafayette. The fort became the center of trade for fur trappers, merchants and Indians. An annual reenactment and festival known as Feast of the Hunters' Moon is held there each autumn.

The town of Lafayette was platted in May 1825 by William Digby, a trader. It was designated as the county seat of the newly formed Tippecanoe County the following year. Like many frontier towns, Lafayette was named for General Lafayette, a French officer who significantly aided George Washington's Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Lafayette toured the United States in 1824 and 1825.

In its earliest days, Lafayette was a shipping center on the Wabash River. In 1838, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, the first United States Patent Commissioner, published a booklet titled Valley of the Upper Wabash, Indiana, with Hints on Its Agricultural Advantages, to promote settlement of the region. By 1845, Ellsworth had purchased 93,000 acres (380 km2) of farmland around Lafayette and moved there from Connecticut to supervise land sales. By 1847 Ellsworth was distributing broadsides looking for farmers to purchase his farmland. He became president of the Tippecanoe County Agricultural Society in April 1851 – despite some local resentment over what was called "the Yale Crowd" – but he was defeated the same year when he ran for the Indiana House of Representatives. Ellsworth Street and Ellsworth Historic District are named for him.

The Wabash and Erie Canal in the 1840s stimulated trade and affirmed Lafayette's regional prominence. Railroads arrived in the town in the 1850s, connecting it with other major markets. The Monon Railroad connected Lafayette with other sections of Indiana.

Lafayette was the site of the first official airmail delivery in the United States on 17 August 1859, when John Wise piloted a balloon starting on the Lafayette courthouse grounds. Wise hoped to reach New York; however, weather conditions forced the balloon down near Crawfordsville, Indiana, and the mail reached its final destination by train. In 1959, the US Postal Service issued a 7¢ airmail stamp commemorating the centennial of the event.

According to the 2010 census, Lafayette has a total area of 27.74 square miles (71.85 km2), all land.


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Unknown generic &quot;First Day of Issue&quot; cachet with JFK 5c Memorial stamp x 3  with La Fayette Indiana machine slogan cancel &quot;Support Your Mental Health Association&quot; on fdi - May 29th, 1964 to Royal Economic Society London England
Unknown generic "First Day of Issue" cachet with JFK 5c Memorial stamp x 3 with La Fayette Indiana machine slogan cancel "Support Your Mental Health Association" on fdi - May 29th, 1964 to Royal Economic Society London England
Sender Victor B Bailey - thought he may have been the cachetmaker but that would seem unlikely
Sender Victor B Bailey - thought he may have been the cachetmaker but that would seem unlikely
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Unknown generic "First Day of Issue" cachet with JFK 5c Memorial stamp x 3 with La Fayette Indiana machine slogan cancel "Support Your Mental Health Association" on fdi - May 29th, 1964 to Royal Economic Society London England. :D
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Lake Cicott is an unincorporated community in Jefferson Township, Cass County, Indiana. The community is named after the lake in which it sits beside.

Lake Cicott was laid out in 1868. The namesake of Lake Cicott is George Cicott, a pioneer. The first post office in Lake Cicott was established in 1873.

The town of Lake Cicott is located at the eastern end of Lake Cicott. Lake Cicott is the only lake in Cass County and is the southern most glacial lake in Indiana. The lake is approximately a half mile long and a quarter mile wide and is no more than 50 feet (15 m) in depth. There are no streams feeding into it.

The town of Lake Cicott is located at the eastern end of Lake Cicott. Now as far as I can see, no one lives there, the town does not have an area but it has two businesses, one of which is the Post Office.
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Lake Cicott Post Office.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Cicott,_Indiana

This was the only reference I could find from a tourist "Passing through on the Heritage Trail, I couldn’t help but notice the smallest Post Office I have ever seen in Lake Cicott, Indiana. Perched on the edge of a lovely, large lake, with signs for horseback riding & camping all over the place, it is mostly in the middle of, um, nothing. Really, lots of woods (we even saw a deer!) & that was about it…but isn’t it just the cutest thing?"
Unknown cachet, not in Mellone, with JFK 5c Memorial stamp postmarked with Lake Cicott Indiana 4 bar cds  on fdi - May 29th, 1964
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Lapel is a town in Stony Creek and Green townships, Madison County, Indiana. It is part of the Indianapolis–Carmel–Anderson metropolitan statistical area. The population was 2,325 at the 2020 census, up from 2,068 in 2010.

Lapel was platted in 1876 by David Conrad and Samuel Busby when the railroad was extended to that point. The name "Lapel" was chosen because the railroad caused the town to be in the shape of a man's coat lapel.

Lapel is located in southwestern Madison County. It is bordered to the south by the town of Ingalls, to the southeast by the town of Pendleton, and to the north by unincorporated Fishersburg. It is 37 miles north east of Indianapolis.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lapel has a total area of 10.37 square miles (26.9 km2), all land. Stony Creek passes just north of the town limits, leading southwest to the White River in Noblesville, while Mud Creek rises as several small headwaters in the undeveloped southern part of the town, flowing southwest to Fall Creek in Lawrence.


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Unknown cachet, not in Mellone, with JFK 5c Memorial stamp postmarked with Lapel Indiana machine slogan cancel on fdi - May 29th, 1964
Unknown cachet, not in Mellone, with JFK 5c Memorial stamp postmarked with Lapel Indiana machine slogan cancel on fdi - May 29th, 1964
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Unknown cachet, not in Mellone, with JFK 5c Memorial stamp postmarked with Lapel Indiana machine slogan cancel on fdi - May 29th, 1964

The Lapel Indiana post office opened in 1882. :D
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La Porte (from French 'the door') is a city in LaPorte County, Indiana, of which it is the county seat. Its population was estimated to be 21,341 in 2022. It is one of the two principal cities of the Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana metropolitan statistical area, which is included in the Chicago–Naperville–Michigan City, Illinois–Indiana–Wisconsin combined statistical area.

La Porte is located in northwest Indiana, 161 miles north of Indianapolis & about 70 miles south east of Chicago Illinois. It was first settled by European Americans in 1832. The city is twinned with Grangemouth in Scotland. According to the 2010 census, La Porte has a total area of 12.37 square miles (32.04 km2), of which 0.71 square miles (1.84 km2) (or 5.74%) is covered by water. U.S. 35 passes through La Porte.

The settlement of La Porte was established in July 1832. Abraham P. Andrew, one of the purchasers of the site, constructed the first sawmill in that year. The first settler arrived in October, building a permanent cabin just north of what would become the courthouse square.

After the US extinguished land claims by the Potowatomi and other historic tribes of the area by treaty and removal to Indian Territory, in 1833, a federal land office was established in La Porte. People came to this office from newly established surrounding counties to buy land from the government, including Solon Robinson, founder of Crown Point. The office was moved to Winamac in 1839.

By 1835, the settlement had grown to the extent that La Porte was incorporated as a town. A newspaper was established in 1836. La Porte Medical School, the first of its kind in the Midwest, was founded in 1842. An alumnus of school, William Worrall Mayo, established what became the famed Mayo Clinic in Minnesota in 1889.

By 1852, La Porte had become a well-established settlement of considerable size for its time and vicinity, with 5,000 residents. In that same year, it was granted a city charter by the Indiana General Assembly, and the first mayor was elected. La Porte continued to grow, attracting numerous, diverse industries, the largest of which became the Advance-Rumely Company. Advance-Rumely developed and manufactured the Oil-Pull tractor engine, considered to have played a pivotal role in the agricultural development of the Great Plains. By 1869, Advance-Rumely was the largest employer in La Porte.

During the 1850s, numerous maple trees were planted along Indiana and Michigan Avenues in the city by local resident Sebastian Lay. Subsequently, La Porte became known as the "Maple City". Today, Indiana and Michigan Avenues comprise a historic district in the city, containing many homes and other structures of architectural and historical interest. Between 1892 and 1894, the third and current LaPorte county courthouse was erected at a cost of $300,000. The structure is built of red sandstone from Lake Superior, shipped by boat to Michigan City and then by rail to La Porte. The courthouse is considered[by whom?] to be one of La Porte's best-known structures. In 2007 the exterior of the building was extensively restored at a cost of $2.9 million.

La Porte is accessible from Chicago by the South Shore train line, which begins at Millennium Station and ends in Michigan City, Indiana, with several stops in between, including Chesterton and Hudson Lake, Indiana. Both are only a short drive from La Porte.


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JFK Philatelic Society (Mellone #84) 1st cachet with La Porte Indiana wavy machine cancel on fdi - May 29th, 1964
JFK Philatelic Society (Mellone #84) 1st cachet with La Porte Indiana wavy machine cancel on fdi - May 29th, 1964
JFK Philatelic Society (Mellone #84) 1st cachet with La Porte Indiana wavy machine cancel on fdi - May 29th, 1964

La Porte Post Office opened in 1832 but closed in 1893. It re-opened in 1925.
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Lawrence is a city in Marion County, Indiana. It is one of four "excluded cities" in Marion County. The city is home to Fort Benjamin Harrison within Fort Harrison State Park. The population was 49,370 at the 2020 census. The city is on the northeast side of Indianapolis.

The cities of are known as "excluded cities", and retain government autonomy in most respects. They elect their own city officials and city councils. Residents also are represented on the City-County Council and vote for the mayor of Indianapolis because these countywide officials have taxing and other powers over the whole county.

The municipality was platted in 1849 under the name "Lanesville", but other names were tried because there was already another Lanesville in Indiana. The name "Jamestown", in honor of the town's founder James White, was used for a while, but in 1866 the Marion County Commissioners approved the name "Lawrence", which is also the name of the township in which it is located. The name was in honor of Captain James Lawrence, naval hero of the War of 1812. In 1929 the citizens of Lawrence voted to become an independent town, where they first established the town marshal, as well as other parts of government.

In 1969, Indianapolis and Marion County adopted a unified government structure known as Unigov. Lawrence is one of four "excluded cities" (Beech Grove, Southport, and Speedway are the others) and therefore retains its own municipal government. Its citizens vote not only for the mayor and council of Lawrence, but also for the mayor of Indianapolis and representatives on the Indianapolis City-County Council. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unigov).

Lawrence is located in northeastern Marion County. It is bordered to the east by Hancock County, including the town of McCordsville. Downtown Indianapolis is 9 miles (14 km) to the southwest. U.S. Route 36 (Pendleton Pike) runs through the city, leading northeast 22 miles (35 km) to Pendleton. US 36 intersects Interstate 465, the Indianapolis beltway, at that highway's Exit 42 at the southwest corner of Lawrence. Exit 40 on I-465, with East 56th Street and North Shadeland Avenue, is along the western border of Lawrence.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lawrence has a total area of 20.25 square miles (52.45 km2), of which 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2), or 0.48%, are water. Fall Creek, a southwest-flowing tributary of the White River flows through the northwest part of the city, and in places forms the city's northwest boundary. Fort Harrison State Park is in the northwest part of the city as well.


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Lawrence post office opened in 1846 & closed in 1950) & Lawrence Branch post office opened sometime later. It is not exactly clear when this occurred,


ABC Boerger (Mellone #15) cachet with Lawrence Indiana wavy machine cancel on fdi - May 29th, 1964 to Dayton Ohio.
ABC Boerger (Mellone #15) cachet with Lawrence Indiana wavy machine cancel on fdi - May 29th, 1964 to Dayton Ohio.

ABC, named after their founder, Al (Tag) Boerger, cachets, commenced in 1945 in Toledo Ohio & were soon to become a renowned cachet maker. ABC covers are easily identifiable with name printed on front /or back. Al died in 2001 at age 90, but his business is still carried on by his daughter Carolyn.
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Boerger ABC (Mellone #33) mourning cachet with Lawrence Indiana wavy machine cancel on fdi - May 29th, 1964 to Dayton Ohio.
Boerger ABC (Mellone #33) mourning cachet with Lawrence Indiana wavy machine cancel on fdi - May 29th, 1964 to Dayton Ohio.

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I have on this page two cachets which look the same & so how do you determine why one is Mellone #33 & the other Mellone #84.

I have scanned covers using a yellow background for demonstration here:
Boerger ABC (Mellone #33) cachet in black with black mourning cover border
Boerger ABC (Mellone #33) cachet in black with black mourning cover border
Reverse with ABC Boerger logo
Reverse with ABC Boerger logo
JFK Philatelic Society (Mellone #84) 1st cachet in grey.
JFK Philatelic Society (Mellone #84) 1st cachet in grey.
Reverse no logo
Reverse no logo
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Following on from today's posts, one of the addressees lived at 133 Virginia Avenue, Dayton Ohio.

I have many covers, mainly from Ohio post offices, addressed to this address & have wondered what was name of the addressee. I had hoped over the past 25 years I might find a fdc more neatly hand written or even typed. Today my curiosity got the better of me:
Hannan?
Hannan?
PJH or PSH or ???
PJH or PSH or ???

So P J or P S Hannan, or something else? And where is 133 Virginia Avenue, Dayton, Ohio?
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133 Virginia Avenue, Dayton, Ohio.
133 Virginia Avenue, Dayton, Ohio.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/133+Virginia+Ave,+Dayton,+ ... &entry=ttu
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Past Residents:
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Could Hannan be Hemmer? Could PJH or PSH be Robert?
Could Hannan be Hemmer? Could PJH or PSH be Robert?

https://www.spokeo.com/OH/Dayton/133-Virginia-Ave

Robert Eugene Hemmer, 91, of Bainbridge, died 6:45am, August 22, 2013 at his residence following a brief illness.

He was born April 24, 1922, in Huntingburg, Indiana to the late Henry W.A. Hemmer and Mary Jeanette Speicher.
On July 20, 1973 he married Mary B. Richey who survives.

Also surviving are children, Dr. Philip (Nancy) Hemmer of Texas, Ruthanne Hemmer of Kuwait, Larry Cox of Bainbridge, Terry (Paula) Cox of Bainbridge; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was preceeded by daughter, Mary Morlan of Ohio; son, Dr. Terrence Hemmer of Maryland; one sister; and one brother.

Robert received an Honorable Discharge from the State Guard of Indiana (1941-1944); (War Service Appointment — Radio in 1942).

He was a member of the American Legion Post #14

Robert retired after 42 years of service as Contracting Officer from Wright Patt A.F.B., Dayton, Ohio.

Robert was District Commissioner for the Grand Lodge of Rosicrucian Order, AMORC, North and South American Jurisdiction.

He enjoyed working with the Boy Scouts. He was active in stamp collecting, collecting fruit jars, enjoyed auctions, working puzzle books and watching sports.

He was a member of the Methodist Church.

He made an Anatomical Gift to the Wright State University School of Medicine.

Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on Aug. 29, 2013.


https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/136438386/robert-eugene-hemmer

So RJH or RSH Hannan = Robert Eugene Hemmer.

NB All the information shown here was freely available on the internet. I did not pay anyone to obtain additional information.
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Markleville is a town in Adams Township, Madison County, Indiana, United States. It is part of the Indianapolis–Carmel–Anderson metropolitan statistical area. The population was 484 at the 2020 census.

Markleville was laid out by John Markle in 1852, and named after him. It was incorporated as a town in 1912.

The site of the Fall Creek Massacre, chronicled by Jessamyn West in her novel Massacre at Fall Creek, is located about a mile from Markleville. A historical marker located just east of Markleville on State Road 38 tells the story of the massacre. In 1824, four men named Hudson, Sawyer, John T. Bridge, Sr. and John Bridge, Jr. were tried and sentenced to death for the murders of eight members of a small group of Seneca Indians, including women and children.

All were publicly hanged except for 18-year-old John Bridge, Jr., who was pardoned on the gallows in person by Indiana Governor J. Brown Ray because of his age. This was the first time in U.S. history that white men were subjected to capital punishment for the murder of Native Americans.

Markleville is located in southeastern Madison County. Indiana State Road 38 passes through the center of town as Main Street, leading west-northwest 7 miles (11 km) to Pendleton and east-southeast 14 miles (23 km) to New Castle. Anderson, the Madison county seat, is 10 miles (16 km) north of Markleville. It is 32 miles north east of Indianapolis.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Markleville has a total area of 0.56 square miles (1.45 km2), all land. The town is drained by tributaries of Lick Creek, which flows northward past the west side of town then turns southwest to join Fall Creek, a tributary of the White River, west of Ingalls.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markleville,_Indiana

The Markleville Post Office opened in 1860.
Markleville Post Office, Indiana.
Markleville Post Office, Indiana.
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Unknown cachet, not in Mellone with Markleville Indiana wavy machine cancel on fdi - May 29th, 1964
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Maxwell is an unincorporated community in Center Township, Hancock County, Indiana & is 22 miles north east of Indianapolis.

Maxwell was laid out and platted in 1881, and was named for a man who worked on building the railroad to the town. The Maxwell post office was established in 1882.
Maxwell Post Office, Indiana
Maxwell Post Office, Indiana
Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation operates area schools, including Maxwell Intermediate School. The local high school is Greenfield-Central High School.


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Unknown rubber stamp type cachet in blue, not in Mellone postmarked with Maxwell Indiana 4 bar cds on fdi - 29th May 1964.
Unknown rubber stamp type cachet in blue, not in Mellone postmarked with Maxwell Indiana 4 bar cds on fdi - 29th May 1964.
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Modoc is a town in Union Township, Randolph County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. According to the 2010 census, the population was 196 at the 2010 census & Modoc had a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), all land.

There are several legends to how the town of Modoc got its name. One of them said that a man travelling on the train threw out a cigar box containing the name Modoc, and that Henry Conley, one of the first settlers of the town, picked it up and suggested to bystanders that it would be a good name for the town. Another theory is that Modoc was named after the Modoc people who were traditionally located in northern California. They became noted for their resistance to the US Army during the Modoc War, ending in 1873.

A post office has been in operation at Modoc since 1883.
Modoc Post Office, Indiana
Modoc Post Office, Indiana
Modoc is located about 25 miles southeast of Muncie, Indiana, and is about 25 miles northwest of Richmond, Indiana and 60 miles from the cities of Indianapolis (WSW), Indiana, Dayton (ESE), Ohio, and Cincinnatti Ohio (South East).


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Mike Boyar, Boyco 1st cachet, rubber stamp type cachet in blue, Mellone #109 postmarked with Modoc Indiana wavy line machine cancel on fdi - 29th May 1964.
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Muncie is an incorporated city and the seat of Delaware County, Indiana, United States. Previously known as Buckongahelas Town, named after the prominent Delaware Chief, it is located in East Central Indiana, about 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Indianapolis. At the 2020 United States Census, the city's population was 65,195, down from 70,085 in the 2010 Census. It is the principal city of the Muncie Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Delaware County. The city is also included in the Indianapolis–Carmel–Muncie, IN Combined Statistical Area. According to the 2010 census, Muncie has a total area of 27.392 square miles (70.94 km2), of which 27.2 square miles (70.45 km2) (or 99.3%) is land and 0.192 square miles (0.50 km2) (or 0.7%) is water.

The Lenape (Delaware) people, led by Buckongahelas arrived in the area in the 1790s, founding several villages, including one known as Munsee Town, along the White River. The trading post, renamed Muncietown, was selected as the Delaware County seat and platted in 1827. Its name was officially shortened to Muncie in 1845 and incorporated as a city in 1865. Muncie developed as a manufacturing and industrial center, especially after the Indiana gas boom of the 1880s. It is home to Ball State University. As a result of the Middletown studies, sociological research that was first conducted in the 1920s, Muncie is said to be one of the most studied United States cities of its size.

Muncie incorporated as a town on December 6, 1854, and became an incorporated city in 1865. John Brady was elected as the city's first mayor. Muncie's early utility companies also date to the mid-1860s, including the city's waterworks, which was established in 1865.

After the American Civil War, two factors helped Muncie attract new commercial and industrial development: the arrival of additional railroads from the late 1890s to the early 1900s and the discovery of abundant supplies of natural gas in the area. Prior to the discovery of nearby natural-gas wells and the beginning of the gas boom in Muncie in 1886, the region was primarily an agricultural area, with Muncie serving as the commercial trading center for local farmers.

The Indiana gas boom of the 1880s ushered in a new era of prosperity to Muncie. Abundant supplies of natural gas attracted new businesses, industries, and additional residents to the city. Although agriculture continued to be an economic factor in the region, industry dominated the city's development for the next 100 years. One of the major manufacturers that arrived early in the city's gas-boom period was the Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company, which was renamed the Ball Corporation in 1969. The Ball brothers, who were searching for a new site for their glass manufacturing business that was closer to an abundant natural-gas supply, built a new glass-making foundry in Muncie, beginning its glass production on March 1, 1888. In 1889 the company relocated its metal manufacturing operations to Muncie.

By the early twentieth century several railroads served Muncie, which helped to establish the city as a transportation hub. The Cincinnati, Richmond and Muncie Railroad (later known as the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway) reached Muncie in 1903. The Chicago, Indiana, and Eastern Railroad (acquired by a subsidiary of the Pennsylvania Railroad system) and the Chicago and Southeastern (sometimes called the Central Indiana Railroad) also served the city. In addition to the railroads, Muncie's roads connected to nearby towns and an electric interurban system, which arrived in the early 1900s, linked it to smaller towns and larger cities, including Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Dayton, Ohio.

However, by the 1960s, industrial trends had shifted. Beginning in the 1970s several manufacturing plants closed or moved elsewhere, while others adapted to industrial changes and remained in Muncie. Ball Corporation, for example, closed its Muncie glass manufacturing facilities in 1962 and its corporate headquarters relocated to Broomfield, Colorado in 1998. Muncie was also home to other manufacturing operations, including Warner Gear (a division of BorgWarner), Delco Remy, General Motors, Ontario Corporation, A. E. Boyce Company, and Westinghouse Electric, among others.


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Muncie Post Office Indiana opened in 1857,
Muncie Post Office, Indiana
Muncie Post Office, Indiana
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Mike Boyar, Boyco 1st cachet, rubber stamp type cachet in blue, Mellone #109 postmarked with Munsee Indiana wavy line machine cancel on fdi - 29th May 1964.
Mike Boyar, Boyco 1st cachet, rubber stamp type cachet in green, Mellone #109 postmarked with Modoc Indiana wavy line machine cancel on fdi - 29th May 1964 to Muncie Indiana.
Mike Boyar, Boyco 1st cachet, rubber stamp type cachet in green, Mellone #109 postmarked with Modoc Indiana wavy line machine cancel on fdi - 29th May 1964 to Muncie Indiana.
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New Castle is a city in Henry County, Indiana, 44 miles (71 km) east-northeast of Indianapolis, on the Big Blue River. The city is the county seat of Henry County. New Castle is home to New Castle Fieldhouse, the largest high school gymnasium in the world. The city is surrounded by agricultural land. In the past, it was a manufacturing center for the production of sheet iron and steel, automobiles, caskets, clothing, scales, bridges, pianos, furniture, handles, shovels, lathes, bricks, and flour. Starting in the early 20th century, it was known as the Rose City, at one point having 100 florists and numerous growers.

According to the 2010 census, the population was 17,396.
New Castle Post Office Indiana
New Castle Post Office Indiana
New Castle was platted in 1823, and named after New Castle, Kentucky. A post office was established at New Castle in 1823. The Maxwell automobile factory, later owned and operated by Chrysler Motor Corp. was, at the time of construction (1907), the largest automotive manufacturing plant in the nation.

According to the 2010 census, New Castle has a total area of 7.311 square miles (18.94 km2), of which 7.29 square miles (18.88 km2) (or 99.71%) is land and 0.021 square miles (0.05 km2) (or 0.29%) is water.


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Noblesville is a city in and the county seat of Hamilton County, Indiana, a part of the north Indianapolis suburbs along the White River. The population was 69,604 at the 2020 census, making it the state's 10th most populous city, up from 14th in 2010. The city is part of Delaware, Fall Creek, Noblesville, and Wayne townships.

Noblesville is located in central Hamilton County and is bordered to the north by Cicero, to the south by Fishers and Carmel, and to the west by Westfield. A narrow portion of Noblesville extends east to the Madison County line, where it is bordered by the town of Ingalls.

Noblesville is 23 miles (37 km) north-northeast of downtown Indianapolis. Indiana State Road 37 is the main highway through the city, running east of downtown. It leads south to Interstate 69 in Fishers and thence to Indianapolis, and northeast 43 miles (69 km) to Marion. Conner Street, carrying state routes 32 and 38, is the main east–west road through the center of Noblesville. SR 32 leads east-northeast 18 miles (29 km) to Anderson and west 6 miles (10 km) to Westfield, while SR 38 leads east-southeast 14 miles (23 km) to Pendleton and northwest 13 miles (21 km) to Sheridan. Indiana State Road 19 runs north from Noblesville, leading 17 miles (27 km) to Tipton.

According to the 2010 census, Noblesville has a total area of 32.785 square miles (84.91 km2), of which 31.37 square miles (81.25 km2) (or 95.68%) is land and 1.415 square miles (3.66 km2) (or 4.32%) is water.

Noblesville is home to Ruoff Music Center (formerly Klipsch Music Center and Deer Creek Music Center), the Indianapolis metro area’s primary outdoor music venue. Since its opening in 1989, the nearly 25,000-seat amphitheater has been a popular stop for many touring musicians, consistently ranking first (or in the top three) among outdoor music venues in the world, for ticket sales, according to Pollstar.

Noblesville's history dates to 1818 when the government purchased the land that is now Hamilton County from the Native Americans in this area. William Conner, the only settler living in the area at the time, and his wife Mekinges Conner, a Lenape woman, established the first trading post in central Indiana in 1802 and lived in the area's first log cabin. William Conner and Josiah Polk laid out what is now downtown Noblesville in 1823, which was designated as the Hamilton County seat in 1824 and incorporated in 1851. Conner's 1823 home is now one of a village of historic buildings that make up Conner Prairie Pioneer Settlement, a living history museum south of Noblesville in Fishers.

Noblesville was named either for James Noble, one of the first two U.S. senators from Indiana, or, according to legend, for Lavina Noble of Indianapolis, to whom Josiah Polk was engaged.

The Peru and Indianapolis Railroad was completed through town in 1851, strengthening the town economically and causing the population to increase. In 1875 work began on the town's second railroad, the Anderson, Lebanon and St. Louis, later known as the Midland.

The city's first large growth period occurred during the Indiana gas boom, with the discovery in 1888 of Noblesville's first natural gas well near 11th and Pleasant streets. Many Victorian homes, as well as most of the downtown commercial district, were built during this time of prosperity. The city has undergone another increase recently as its population grew from 28,590 in 2000 to 51,969 in 2010. This growth echoes the increase in population of much of southern Hamilton County due to its proximity to Indianapolis.

Noblesville was once noted for its flour mills, the mostly widely known of which was the Noblesville Milling Company, producer of Diadem and Kismet flours. In 1925, the manager of the company offered to buy uniforms for the local high school athletic team in exchange for the school adopting the nickname "Millers". The nickname persists to this day.

During the early 1920s, Noblesville was one of several Indiana towns where the Ku Klux Klan was active, but the Klan's influence quickly faded after Stephenson's conviction.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noblesville,_Indiana

The Post Office opened here in 1824:


Noblesville Post Office
Noblesville Post Office
Uncacheted fdc postmarked with Noblesville Indiana machine slogan cancel &quot;Pray For Peace&quot; on fdi - 29th May 1964 to Indianapolis Indiana
Uncacheted fdc postmarked with Noblesville Indiana machine slogan cancel "Pray For Peace" on fdi - 29th May 1964 to Indianapolis Indiana

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North Vernon is a city in Jennings County, Indiana. The population was 6,608 as of the 2020 census. It is about 75 miles south of Indianapolis & 72 miles west of Cincinnati Ohio.

North Vernon was originally called Tripton, sometimes referred to as “The Gem of the Midwest” and under the latter name was platted in 1854.

Annadale (an historic home), North Vernon Downtown Historic District, State Street Historic District, and Walnut Street Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

According to the 2010 census, North Vernon has a total area of 6.63 square miles (17.17 km2), of which 6.62 square miles (17.15 km2) (or 99.85%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) (or 0.15%) is water.


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The North Vernon Post Office opened as Tripton in 1842 but was renamed North Vernon in 1867.


North Vernon Post Office, Indiana
North Vernon Post Office, Indiana

ABC Boerger fdc, not in Mellone, although there are several others by him that are, postmarked with North Vernon Indiana wavy machine cancel on fdi - 29th May 1964.
ABC Boerger fdc, not in Mellone, although there are several others by him that are, postmarked with North Vernon Indiana wavy machine cancel on fdi - 29th May 1964.
ABC Boerger fdc, not in Mellone, although there are several others by him that are, postmarked with North Vernon Indiana wavy machine cancel on fdi - 29th May 1964.

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North Vernon (continued):
Unknown rubber stamp type cachet in grey, not in Mellone postmarked with North Vernon Indiana wavy machine cancel on fdi - 29th May 1964.
Unknown rubber stamp type cachet in grey, not in Mellone postmarked with North Vernon Indiana wavy machine cancel on fdi - 29th May 1964.
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Patriot is a town in Posey Township, Switzerland County, in the U.S. state of Indiana, along the Ohio River. The population was 209 at the 2010 census. Patriot is the easternmost settlement in Indiana. It is 113 miles south east of Indianaoplis Indiana & 57 miles south west of Cincinnati Ohio.

According to the 2010 census, Patriot has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), of which 0.22 square miles (0.57 km2) (or 84.62%) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 15.38%) is water.

Patriot was originally called Troy, and under the latter name was platted in 1812.

The Patriot post office has been in operation since 1827.
Patriot Post Office, Indiana.
Patriot Post Office, Indiana.

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Boerger ABC (Mellone #33) mourning cachet with Portrait Indiana 4 bar cds on fdi - May 29th, 1964 to Dayton Ohio.
Boerger ABC (Mellone #33) mourning cachet with Portrait Indiana 4 bar cds on fdi - May 29th, 1964 to Dayton Ohio.
Boerger ABC (Mellone #33) mourning cachet with Portrait Indiana 4 bar cds on fdi - May 29th, 1964 to Dayton Ohio.

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Portrait Indiana (continued):
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Boerger ABC (Mellone #38) mourning cachet with Portrait Indiana 4 bar cds on fdi - May 29th, 1964

Boerger ABC (Mellone #38) mourning cachet with Portrait Indiana 4 bar cds on fdi - May 29th, 1964

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Peru is a city in, and the county seat of, Miami County, Indiana, United States. It is 73 miles (117 km) north of Indianapolis. The population was 11,073 at the 2020 census, making it the most populous community in Miami County. Peru is located along the Wabash River and is part of the Kokomo-Peru Combined Statistical Area.

Peru is located in north-central Indiana, in central Miami County, 14 miles (23 km) west of Wabash and 16 miles (26 km) east of Logansport. Indianapolis, the state capital, is 73 miles (117 km) to the south, and South Bend is 71 miles (114 km) to the north. Peru is the largest town or city in Miami County and is the site of the tribal headquarters of the Miami Nation.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Peru has a total area of 5.14 square miles (13.31 km2), of which 5.06 square miles (13.11 km2) are land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2), or 1.69%, are water. The Wabash River flows east to west through the city, south of the downtown area. Across the river, within the city limits, is the neighborhood of South Peru. The Mississinewa River joins the Wabash 1 mile (1.6 km) east (upstream) of the city limits.

On August 18, 1827, Joseph Holman bought land near the confluence of the Mississinewa and Wabash rivers from Jean Baptiste "Pechewa" (Wildcat) Drouet de Richardville, the chief of the Miami people. The sale was approved on March 3, 1828, by President John Quincy Adams. On March 12, 1829, Holman had the land surveyed and laid out the town of Miamisport.

Peru was founded in 1834 by William N. Hood, who had bought 210 acres (85 hectares) of land from Miamisport's founder Joseph Holman five years earlier. By 1835, court was being held in Peru rather than Miamisport, and the name "Miamisport" quietly disappeared as Peru became the dominant community in the area.

Early in the 20th century, Peru was home to a pioneering automobile maker, Model Automobile Company; like many other early automobile manufacturers, Model did not survive.

Public enemy John Dillinger and his gang robbed the Peru police department armory on October 21, 1933. They acquired one Thompson submachine gun, two Winchester rifles, two shotguns, four .38 revolvers and a half-dozen bulletproof vests.

The movie Little Big Top, which starred Sid Haig, was shot and directed in the town of Peru by Peru native Ward Roberts who also wrote the movie. Scenes show the famous drive up to the "Mr. Weenie" restaurant and the Circus building.

Peru was a stop on Wabash Railroad trains between St. Louis and Detroit. The last train on that line was the Wabash Cannon Ball in 1971. The last Amtrak service was in 1986 when the Chicago–Cincinnati–New York City Cardinal was rerouted out of the town.

Peru Municipal Airport, operated by the city, is located approximately 5 miles (8 km) to the northwest of downtown.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peru,_Indiana

The Peru Indiana Post Office opened in 1835.
Peru Post Office Indiana
Peru Post Office Indiana
Unknown cachet, not in Mellone, postmarked with Peru Indiana wavy machine cancel on fdi - 29th May 1964.
Unknown cachet, not in Mellone, postmarked with Peru Indiana wavy machine cancel on fdi - 29th May 1964.
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Plainfield is a town in Guilford, Liberty, and Washington townships, Hendricks County, Indiana. The population was 27,631 at the 2010 census, and in 2022 the estimated population was 36,074. It is about 20 miles south west of Indianapolis. The Post Office opened here in 1835.


Plainfield Indiana Post Office
Plainfield Indiana Post Office
Plainfield Indiana Post Office

In 1822, a tract of land which included the area now known as Plainfield was obtained by Jeremiah Hadley of Preble County, Ohio. Ten years later he sold it to his son, Elias Hadley. Levi Jessup and Elias Hadley laid out the town in 1839. Plainfield was incorporated as a town in 1839. The town got its name from the early Friends (Quakers) who settled around the area and established several meetinghouses throughout the county, including the important Western Yearly Meeting of Friends in Plainfield. The Friends were "plain" people, and thus the name "Plainfield". The high school continues to honor the Quakers, using the name for the school's mascot.

In the 1980s Plainfield became the headquarters of the Islamic Society of North America.

According to the 2010 census, Plainfield has a total area of 22.38 square miles (57.96 km2), of which 22.27 square miles (57.68 km2) (or 99.51%) is land and 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2) (or 0.49%) is water.

Plainfield is located in the Central Till Plains region of the United States. There are few moderately sized hills, and a mix of deciduous forests and prairie covers much of the area within the town limits. White Lick Creek, a tributary of the White River, flows north to south through the western side of Plainfield. On the eastern side of town, Clark's Creek, a tributary of White Lick Creek, flows towards the south.


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Uncacheted fdc postmarked with Plainfield Indiana wavy machine cancel on fdi - 29th May 1964 to Indianapolis, Indiana
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Porter is a town in Westchester Township, Porter County, Indiana. It is 160 miles north of Indianapolis & 45 miles south east of Chicago. The population was 4,858 at the 2010 census. Porter is in the Indiana Dunes ecosystem, which played a role in the creation of The Nature Conservancy, and inspired conservation efforts.

Porter is noted for its proximity to Indiana Dunes State Park and for its railroad heritage. Porter was the southern terminus for the Chicago and West Michigan Railway Porter had its start in the 1850s when the railroad was extended to that point.

According to the 2010 census, Porter has a total area of 6.48 square miles (16.78 km2), of which 6.2 square miles (16.06 km2) (or 95.68%) is land and 0.28 square miles (0.73 km2) (or 4.32%) is water.


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Boerger ABC (Mellone #30) cachet with Porter Indiana no 1 duplex cancel on fdi - May 29th, 1964.
Boerger ABC (Mellone #30) cachet with Porter Indiana no 1 duplex cancel on fdi - May 29th, 1964.

Boerger ABC (Mellone #30) cachet with Porter Indiana no 1 duplex cancel on fdi - May 29th, 1964.

Unusually this looks to be a rubber stamp cachet rather printed cachet. Perhaps this has been faked?
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Rising Sun is a city in Randolph Township and the county seat of Ohio County, Indiana, along the Ohio River & is 105 miles south east of Indianapolis & 21 miles south west of Cincinnati Ohio. It is also the only incorporated community in the county. The population of Rising Sun was 2,304 at the 2010 census.

The town was registered in 1816 by John James, originally of Frederick County, Maryland. At the time, it had a population of about 700. Many German immigrants settled in Rising Sun. The Rising Sun post office has been in operation since 1815.

The Rising Sun post office opened in 1815 but appears not have part of a county until 1816, when it was included in Dearborn County until 1844, when Ohio County was formed out of Dearborn County remains today.
Rising Sun Post Office Indiana
Rising Sun Post Office Indiana
In the 1830s, Rising Sun was a seasonal stop for hundreds of flatboats daily heading down the Ohio River.

According to the 2010 census, Rising Sun has a total area of 1.569 square miles (4.06 km2), of which 1.45 square miles (3.76 km2) (or 92.42%) is land and 0.119 square miles (0.31 km2) (or 7.58%) is water.

The Rising Star Casino Resort (formerly known as Grand Victoria Casino & Resort) was opened in October 1996 by an affiliate of Hyatt Corporation with a 2,700-passenger riverboat and 40,000 square feet of gaming space.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rising_Sun,_Indiana
Boerger ABC (Mellone #33) mourning cachet with Rising Sun Indiana wavy line machine cancel on fdi - May 29th, 1964 to Dayton Ohio.
Boerger ABC (Mellone #33) mourning cachet with Rising Sun Indiana wavy line machine cancel on fdi - May 29th, 1964 to Dayton Ohio.
Boerger ABC (Mellone #33) mourning cachet with Rising Sun Indiana wavy line machine cancel on fdi - May 29th, 1964 to Dayton Ohio.

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Rochester is a city in, and the county seat of, Fulton County, Indiana. It is about 102 miles north of Indianaoplis. The population was 6,270 at the 2020 census.

Rochester was laid out in 1835. The founder Alexander Chamberlain named it for his former hometown of Rochester, New York. The Rochester post office was established in 1836.
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Rochester was incorporated as a city in 1853

In 1967, the most complete known specimen of the extinct bear Arctodus was found in a cornfield.

According to the 2010 census, Rochester has a total area of 5.801 square miles (15.02 km2), of which 4.69 square miles (12.15 km2) (or 80.85%) is land and 1.111 square miles (2.88 km2) (or 19.15%) is water.


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Artopages (Mellone #8) cachet with Rising Sun Indiana machine slogan cancel &quot;Support Your Mental Health Association&quot; on fdi - May 29th, 1964
Artopages (Mellone #8) cachet with Rising Sun Indiana machine slogan cancel "Support Your Mental Health Association" on fdi - May 29th, 1964
Artopages (Mellone #8) cachet with Rising Sun Indiana machine slogan cancel "Support Your Mental Health Association" on fdi - May 29th, 1964.

Artopages cachets were produced & designed by Alton A. Weigel & the first Artopages cachets appeared in 1962.
He was from Woodville Ohio & had previously worked for Al Tag Boerger.
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Re: My 1964 JFK (USA - Scott 1246) FDC Collection

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Scottsburg is a city within Vienna Township and the county seat of Scott County, Indiana, about 30 miles (48 km) north of Louisville, Kentucky & about 84 miles south of Indianapolis. The population of Scottsburg was 7,345 at the 2020 census.

Scottsburg was platted in 1871. The city was named for Horace Scott, a railroad official. A post office has been in operation at Scottsburg since 1873 originally named as Scottsburgh & them renamed Scottsburg in 1892.
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According to the 2010 census, Scottsburg has a total area of 5.069 square miles (13.13 km2), of which 5.05 square miles (13.08 km2) (or 99.63%) is land and 0.019 square miles (0.05 km2) (or 0.37%) is water.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottsburg,_Indiana
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Uncacheted fdc postmarked with Scottsburg Indiana wavy machine cancel on fdi - 29th May 1964
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Re: My 1964 JFK (USA - Scott 1246) FDC Collection

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Seymour is a city in Jackson County, Indiana. Its population was 21,569 at the 2020 census. Seymour is 62 miles south of Indianapolis & 88 miles west of Cincinnati Ohio.

The city is noted for its location at the intersection of two major north–south and east–west railroads, which cross each other in the downtown area. The north–south line (the Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad) was built in the 1840s and connected Indianapolis to the Ohio River at Jeffersonville. In 1852, Captain Meedy Shields persuaded Hezekiah Cook Seymour into routing the east-west railroad (the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad) through his land, and in return named the city in Seymour's honor. The first settlers arrived in the spring of 1853.On June 29, 1854, the first train on the new Ohio and Mississippi Railroad stopped in Seymour and fired a celebratory cannon shot.

The post office opened here in 1852.
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Seymour Indiana Post Office.

According to the 2010 census, Seymour has a total area of 11.425 square miles (29.59 km2), of which 11.42 square miles (29.58 km2) (or 99.96%) is land and 0.005 square miles (0.01 km2) (or 0.04%) is water.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seymour,_Indiana
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Boerger ABC (Not in Mellone but similar Mellone #34 which is a mourning cachet & this not) with Seymour Indiana wavy line machine cancel on fdi - May 29th, 1964. Eternal flame has also been shaded in.
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Seymour Indiana continued:
Unknown rubber stamp type cachet in grey, not in Mellone postmarked with Seymour  Indiana wavy machine cancel on fdi - 29th May 1964.
Unknown rubber stamp type cachet in grey, not in Mellone postmarked with Seymour Indiana wavy machine cancel on fdi - 29th May 1964.
Unknown rubber stamp type cachet in grey, not in Mellone postmarked with Seymour Indiana wavy machine cancel on fdi - 29th May 1964.
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In memoriam  John F Kennedy 1917 - 1963 rubber stamp
In memoriam John F Kennedy 1917 - 1963 rubber stamp
With additional "In memoriam John F Kennedy 1917 - 1963 rubber stamp."
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