Laona Camp 5 "Lumberjack Special"

Laona Camp 5 "Lumberjack Special"

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Mail From the Way Stations
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The postcard pictures the Laona Camp 5 "Lumberjack Special," an historical artifact of the Paul Bunyan lumbering era, now long gone along with the romance of the rails, and especially steam trains. Of course, both also exemplify exploitation and all the evils of Manifest Destiny. The quote applied to the "message" side of the card evokes some of that fleeting essence. Photo of found postcard - quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez from "One Hundred Years of Solitude"
Author: 
Gallery Submission
First Name: 
Erik
Last name: 
Roth