[Postcard of Shaw Park Gardens]

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Postcard of a pool surrounded by trees on a hill overlooking the coast, described as "Shaw Park Gardens situated at an altitude of approx. 300 ft. then command a panoramic view of the Harbour and Town of Ocho Rios. Guided Tours are available so that the lush verdant vegetation and breath-taking views can be fully enjoyed and appreciated." The message on the back reads, "Sunday, Nov. 12 - Jamaica Mamie dear- Just this morning I realized you had a birthday on Nov. 7 (?) So this is a belated Happy B-Day card!! Jack + I are spending the month of ... continued below

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1 postcard : col. ; 9 x 14 cm

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Creator: Unknown. November 4, 1978.

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McFaddin-Ward House Museum

The McFaddin-Ward House, built around 1905-1906 in the Beaux-Arts Colonial style, housed a prominent family in Beaumont for 75 years. The museum of the same name preserves the building and the artifacts, providing visitors with a firsthand glimpse of Southeast Texas History.

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Postcard of a pool surrounded by trees on a hill overlooking the coast, described as "Shaw Park Gardens situated at an altitude of approx. 300 ft. then command a panoramic view of the Harbour and Town of Ocho Rios. Guided Tours are available so that the lush verdant vegetation and breath-taking views can be fully enjoyed and appreciated." The message on the back reads, "Sunday, Nov. 12 - Jamaica Mamie dear- Just this morning I realized you had a birthday on Nov. 7 (?) So this is a belated Happy B-Day card!! Jack + I are spending the month of Nov. here in our cottage by the sea - Tis so lovely. I really hate to leave but we will go back to spend Christmas with all the family then return here late January. Have not heard from you in such a long time - Hope you received the card we sent you when we were on our lovely cruise - Bestest love - Irene R." The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. Carroll E. Ward 1906 McFaddin Ave. Beaumont, Texas, 77701 U. S. A."

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1 postcard : col. ; 9 x 14 cm

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Texas History Collection

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  • November 4, 1978

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  • Jan. 5, 2015, 9:43 p.m.

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  • Jan. 12, 2017, 1:17 p.m.

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[Postcard of Shaw Park Gardens], postcard, November 4, 1978; Kingston, Jamaica. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth562803/: accessed April 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting McFaddin-Ward House Museum.