Lansing, MI

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Lansing, Michigan, was selected as the state capital in 1847 because the British had captured Detroit in 1812 and Michigan felt vulnerable with Canada just across the river. Clearly, Lansing, although farther inland, needed a post office with a watchtower, and they got it. This card was mailed in 1919, and published by J. Murray Jordan in Philadelphia, Pa. And below, more postcards, with City Hall on the left.

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