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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Feb 20, 17
Edited on:Feb 20, 17
 
Postmark: May 16, 1904
Origin: Wallisville, Texas, UNITED STATES
Destination: Toledo, Ohio, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

2c carmine type I (#319) tied by "Wallisville Tex. May 16 1904" duplex postmark on cover to Toledo, Ohio, with corner card of Wallisville Mercantile Co.

Wallisville is town in northern Chambers County, Texas, just east of the Trinity River and north of Lake Anahuac. This town was the county seat for Chambers County from 1858 to 1908. The town was named after Elisha Henry Roberts Wallis, one of the original settlers of the site. A post office was established there in 1857. The town served as a steamboat landing for the Trinity River servicing the lumber and shipbuilding trades, the two businesses that would fuel the local economy. The region suffered widespread damage during the 1875 hurricane and was almost completely destroyed in the 1915 hurricane.

Owner's ID: 1363
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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