Mrs. BooneÂ lived in Howard City, Michigan, a village inÂ the southwestÂ portion of the state.
In July of 1914, Mrs. Boone was celebrating her birthday.
She received a lovely postcard from her friends, Mary and Evah Baldwin.
The Baldwins posted the card from Newayco, Michigan.
Newayco is a small city in a rural area of west central Michigan.Â The Muskegan River flows through the town.Â In the last half of the 19th century, the areaÂ supported a boom in lumbering.Â It remains a rural area today.
The Baldwins wrote:
Many happy returns of the day
Mary & Evah Baldwin