Take home a piece of vintage history in pictures to preserve — or to mail a piece of Aurora to friends near or far. This new old stock booklet of 32 unique vintage postcards celebrates Aurora’s Sesquicentennial in 1987 for just $5.00. What’s old is new again! Stop by the Gift Shop or shop online to have it delivered (tax and shipping not included).
1987 was Aurora’s Sesquicentennial year, marking 150 years of growth. On March 2, 1837, the name Aurora was officially adopted when a U.S. Post Office was established at this little settlement on the Fox River. Just three years earlier, the first permanent settlers had arrived, with Native Americans still inhabiting the area. This original village of Aurora was on the east side of the river; across the river, the Village of West Aurora developed. The two were united as one City of Aurora in 1857.From the product description