The Following Postcards were Graciously Donated by Mary Scott Jarvis of Winfield
Set #1
Set #2

POSTCARD 8/4/1910

THE OLD SANTA FE TRAIL, which ran from
the town of Westport, which is now part of
Kansas City, to Santa Fe, New Mexico, in the
old border days, was a logical human pathway.
The grades were easy and the trail collowed
closely its water supply. Dodge City was on
the trail.
In recent years there have been several movments
started to mark the trail.
K.C.& LA RR Kans.
12:00 M
Aug. 4, 1910
Frank Jarvis
(brother of Martin Fugate Jarvis)
Winfield, Kans.
So far, so good.
All cars in good
running order.
This is the path the
Bull Dog is going over.
Ed at the wheel. The dog
sticks to the road and takes
hold of the sand and holds on

Postcard 10/13/1910


San Francisco Ca. 7:30 PM. Oct. 13, 1910.

To Mr. Frank Jarvis, Winfield, Kans. (note: no street address)
We had a fine ride
in a Stevens-Duryea
this morning,
seven passenger six
cylinder. Wish you
had been along.
We took in Chinatown
last night. Nina
(Nina is Nina Harter Jarvis,
wife of Martin Fugate Jarvis,
sister-in-law of Frank)


Postcard 8/12/1911

Winfield, Kans.
8:30 PM. Aug. 12, 1911
Mr. F. E. Jarvis
1512 Steele St.
Denver, Colo.
Dear Frank,
We are at the
concert, it is cool
this evening. Had
a nice time at
the party. Baby
is all right, Mary
has him over
listening to the
band. Will expect
you ???? afternoon.
With love D.
(D. is Dorothy Chittenden Jarvis,
Frank Edward Jarvis's wife)

Postcard 8/12/1914

Winfield, Kans., 5:00 PM. Aug 12, 1914

Chandler Jarvis
(Chandler is Frank & Dorothy's son)
1925 E. 11th Ave.
Denver, Colo.
Dear Chandler:
are you
taking good care
of Janet?
(Chandler's older sister)
Have a
good time at the
picnic and feed the
ducks for me.
Love from Aunt Nina


Subject: Postcards
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 09:29:09 -0500
From: "Chris Jarvis" <>
To: <>

Bill -

Nina was Nina Harter Jarvis, wife of Martin Fugate Jarvis, brother to Frank. Janet was their daughter. Chandler was Frank's son, and probably who was looking after Janet when the postcard was written, although Janet would have been 7 years older.

D. would have been Dorothy Chittenden Jarvis, Frank Edward Jarvis's wife, and the mother of Chandler.

As to the rest, I am at a total loss. I don't know who Ed was, nor do I know what a Bull Dog is or who rodny was.

Chris Jarvis

Subject: Bull Dog Motor Truck Co.
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 16:30:05 -0500
From: "Bob Lawrence" <>
To: "bbott" <>

The only thing I know anything at all about that might fit is, there once was a Bull Dog Motor Truck Co. in Minneapolis, MN. Attached are photos of a stock certificate and logo for that company.

Subject: RE: Bull Dog Motor Truck Co.
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 16:38:04 -0500
From: "Bob Lawrence" <>
To: "bbott" <>

Bill - I believe the Bull Dog Motor Truck Co. was a different entity from Mack Truck. Mack trucks got their nickname "Bull Dog" during WWI due to their short hood (or nose). The bull dog first appeared as the corporate symbol in 1921 but the hood ornament didn't appear until 1932. You can read the history of Mack Trucks at the following link but there is no mention of the Bull Dog Motor Truck Co. there:

Subject: RE: Postcards
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 12:57:06 -0500
From: "Jerry Wallace" <>
To: "'Bob Lawrence'" <>
CC: "'bbott'" <>

Bob, Thanks for the info. I was sure it was a tire brand. I checked and found out that there was a lot going on in the tire area at the time. A
rubber shortage (which would continue for some time) may have inspired activity. For instance, Westinghouse had introduced a new devise to elminate punctures by replacing pneumatic tires with air spring (I don't really understand this). I checked races for 1910, too, (my source was fairly complete) and could find noting listed under that name. Here is something I bet you didn't know: The American Bull Dog Breeders Association was founded in Jan. 1910. Thanks again for info. Jerry

Subject: Postscards
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 17:34:48 -0400
From: "Joe Watts" <>
To: "Bill Bottorff" <>

Bill: On the first postcard. I'm pretty sure that's the postmark made on a railway post office, obviously on the K.C. & L.A. Railroad, probably one of the predecessors of the Santa Fe. I know when letters were mailed on the railway post office car, they were usually postmarked with the train number and date in later times.

Set #2 Jarvis Postcards

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Photo Archive of Cowley County Historical Museum
Old Money of Cowley County