Monday, June 16, 2008
Another One Card Day
Well, it's just one postcard that arrived today. This card is from Benicia , California and was sent by Postcrosser Lori. Benicia is a small town just outside of San Francisco. Benicia is a waterside city in California and was the state capital , but only for thirteen months from Feb 1853 to Feb 1854. The city was founded on May 19, 1847 and in 2000 had a population of 26,865. The world's largest ferry, the Solano, carried entire trains from Benicia to Port Costa.
An interesting fact about Benicia is that on December 20, 1968, the Zodiac Killer made his debut here killing 2 local residents. Then on July 4 of the following year he struck again killing one more.
A notable resident of Benicia was Jack London, who briefly lived here in 1892 and worked as a deputy patrolman for the California Fish Patrol.
Lori used 2 stamps on her postcard. One was a 4 cent , 2004 American Design stamp featuring a Chippendale Chair. The other was a 2007 90 cent airmail rate stamp showing Hagatma bay , Guam. The card shows the old state capital building. The area around the building is now a state park.