Denver is Strange

A HISTORY THING

From 1998 to 2010, I lived in places that were not Denver, but I still flew through DIA fairly frequently. My friend S. and I had a ritual that we undertook each time we went through the airport: searching all the available gift shops for the most useless postcard of Denver we could find. As vintage postcards go, this souvenir folder from the former Fitzsimons Army Medical Center (now the University of Colorado Hospital) seems fairly useless — one hospital postcard is probably okay (“Hi! I’m in the hospital!” or “Greetings from my new post!”) but a whole packet of souvenir views seems excessive. S. and I would have totally sent this to one another had we found it for sale in the airport.
  • 1 March 2013
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