Re: Pabst at the lettuce farm, 1931

Garth G. Groff <ggg9y@...>


You might try looking for an older dictionary. Collegiate and larger dictionaries often had this information. The best place to look would be a university library in the general stacks, not the reference section (which would have current editions).

Kind regards,

Garth G. Groff, library technician deluxe

Dennis Storzek wrote:

--- In STMFC@..., Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:

I need to remind myself from time to time that our current Post
Office official abreviations are relatively recent, certainly well
past the steam era. There were no official 2 letter state
abbreviations in the era of our interest.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

That brings up an interesting point, does anyone have a link to a list
of the state abbreviations that were commonly used before the two
capital letter codes were adopted? When I try to Goggle the subject, I
gat about a million sites with the new codes, not the ones used
I'm old enough to remember the older abbreviations (and they were
written like abbreviations, capitalized first letter and followed by a
period) but only the ones I used:

Illinois Ill.
Indiana Ind.
Michigan Mich.
Minnesota Minn.
Pennsylvania Penn.
Wisconsin Wis. or Wisc.

And my all time favorite:

California Calif.

Which everyone knew meant stood for "Come and live in Florida." Old
joke :-)


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