Blog and Updates
Welcome to Upstate Postcard Archive blog! This space is used to offer updates on new postcards and anything else that seems fun. On a related note, have you ever noticed how some Post Offices are really interesting looking? Some of the Post Office locations in Upstate are really historic, too. Of course, many locations aren’t that interesting or noteworthy, but since these are the places where messages are intercepted, they have a rightful place among archived postcards.
Here on the blog you’ll find updates, Post Office finds from the road, and a bunch more!
Centerville is in Allegany County, though it’s not located in the center of that county. The town is largely rural and in recent years a lot of Amish families have been buying up farms. Driving around the winding roads in Centerville, you’ll easily recognize the telltale signs of Amish farms. The Post Office for the […]
The hamlet of Appleton is located in the town of Newfane, up in Niagara County in the northwestern corner of the state. This area is filled with miles of rural, scenic farmland and much of its history is rooted in agriculture. The Appleton Post Office was originally established on Hess Road back in 1847. That […]
Hastings is a town in Oswego County, located right in-between the northern up-turn of Lake Ontario and the city of Syracuse. It’s a small rural town that I happened to be passing through and by chance saw the post office. This one handles zip code 13076, but I couldn’t find any particular history of note […]
The little town of Walworth is found in Wayne County. Like the surrounding towns, it’s pretty rural and celebrates deep agricultural roots. You’ll find the post office for zip code 14568 right at the four corners of Walworth in the village. The town of Walworth was first founded in April 20, 1829. Right from the […]
The village of Wilson plays host to the post office for zip code 14172. Located in Niagara County, the village is located in the town of the same name, though they were named for two different people. The town was named for Reuben Wilson, who founded the settlement. His son Luther would go on to […]
Youngstown is a super historic little village in the northwestern most corner of New York State. Like much of Niagara County with water access, the land here played a large role in the Battle of 1812. You’ll find history of settlements here prior to that, and of course there were people living here long before […]
Memorial Day weekend was a perfect one for a drive. With a long jaunt west on Route 104 and then up to Route 18, I rounded the south edge of Lake Ontario up to Fort Niagara and then south to Lewiston. With all of the war history in this part of the state, Memorial Day […]
I recently visited the Deer Creek Campground and Flea Market in Pulaski looking for some new postcards. As you may have read here, I only found a handful of vintage postcards that met my criteria for collecting. But I also found a little bit of postcard art. When I’m on a flea market or antique […]
Unless you’re particularly adventurous in your driving routes, or have a specific reason to go there, it’s not likely you’ve passed through Meridian. This little village is in the town of Cato, up in the northern section of Cayuga County. This little village was once known as the “Cato Four Corners”, but the total estimated […]
The town of Cato is in Cayuga County, which is kind of a weird geographical county. Cayuga County is often thought of as a Finger Lakes location, and it totally is. But the county actually stretches all the way up to the southern shore of Lake Ontario. In that northern half, just a few clicks […]