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Haunting Halloween Greetings

Posted October 28, 2014 at 11:00 pm

By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
Northeast News
October 29, 2014

Marked by old greeting postcards like these, the tradition of Halloween traces its origins to the ancient Celtic holiday “Samhain” (pronounced “sowe-in”), celebrating the end of the traditional summer growing season on October 31st.

The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1st. This day marked the end of the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter – a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred.

On the night of Samhain, it was believed that

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    Missouri’s Home-State Railroad

    Posted May 28, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
    Northeast News
    May 29, 2013

     

     

    Published by the Missouri Pacific & Iron Mountain Railroad by Buxton & Skinner Litho, St. Louis. This promotional postcard bears the heading: “The Missouri Pacific between St. Louis, Kansas City and Colorado, the Highway

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    Martin king of exaggerated postcards

    Posted May 21, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
    Northeast News
    May 22, 2013

     

     

     

    William H. “Dad” Martin of Ottawa, Kan., is considered to be the father of the exaggerated postcard. Some of his better work featured huge ears of corn, giant apples and peaches, stalks of

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    Lake Hiwassee now a distant memory

    Posted May 14, 2013 at 11:30 pm

     

    By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
    Northeast News
    May 15, 2013

    The great Kansas City real estate developer J.C. Nichols is not known to blunder often, especially in matters of real estate. His two man-made lakes in the Country Club District lends

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    “Great” Pepper Building fire

    Posted May 7, 2013 at 11:00 pm

     

    By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
    Northeast News
    May 1, 2013

    Wednesday, May 7, a regular day: The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4, the Chicago Cubs beat the Brooklyn Dodgers, Tommy Burns beat Jack O’Brien in 20 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title,

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    Airport makes way for B.O.P. plant

    Posted April 30, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
    Northeast News
    May 1, 2013

    This 1942 Max Bernstein linen postcard depicts the Aircraft Assembly Plant, Fairfax Industrial District, Kansas City, Kan.

    Sent on Feb. 11, 1942, to Mr. Jack Reddan, 3369 Grand Ave., Omaha, Neb., the message reads, “Dear

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