The Memorable Trip to Bunker Hill – Jonestown, PA (1908)

We met Mark McGill in an earlier postcard story when he was asked to name a new baby boy.

In 1913, Mark was living in Washington, DC.

But this postcard shows us that, in 1908, he was in Lebanon County, PA.

Jonestown is a borough northwest of the city of Lebanon.,_Lebanon_County,_Pennsylvania

In May of 1908, Mark received a postcard from an anonymous friend.

The postcard seems to have been mailed from Mount Gretna, the lovely resort that was served by a railroad line from Lebanon.,_Pennsylvania

We have seen other postcard stories related to Mount Gretna.

The face of the postcard shows a man teasing a young woman with a flower stem.

It appears to be a bit of fun, although the couple is posed in an awkward way.

The postcard was printed in Europe, although I cannot determine the publisher.

On the reverse, the anonymous friend writes, “This reminds me of the trip to Bunker Hill”.

There are several places named “Bunker Hill” in the eastern US – apart from the famed location of conflict at the start of the American Revolution.

(An alert reader noted that there is an unincorporated area called “Bunker Hill” in Lebanon County.)

We can only wonder what romantic adventure ensued on the memorable trip remembered in this postcard.


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