February 20, 2013
This linen style postcard published by the Sanborn Souvenir Company of Denver, Colo., shows the newly constructed Fort Collins Municipal Light Plant in Fort Collins, Colo. Heralded at the time of its construction as having equipment that is “the most up to date and efficient that money can buy, thus assuring the highest standard of business efficiency,” the plant went in to operation on June 15,1936.
The description on the back of the card notes: “Municipal Light Plant and Grounds, Fort Collins, Colorado. Fort Collins is one of Colorado’s most progressive towns and has made a delightful setting for its municipal light and power plant, showing how a utility building can be made beautiful. Located on the banks of the Poudre River, fronting on U.S. 285, surrounded by fine lawns and shrubbery and beautified with a fountain and rock garden, is a very pretty scene.”
The card was sent on Jan. 22, 1949, to Miss Daisy M. James, 2501 Myrtle, Apt-B in Kansas City. The personal message reads: “Hi Norm and Rosalie. How are you? Heard you had some snow. The weather is good here except for the cold. We’ll see in about a week and a half. With love, Kenny.”