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This is an unused postcard from Mac’s Arcade at the Lake Contrary Amusement Park. This pre-World War I black-and-white postcard shows portions of the bandstand, casino and the promenade between the two. It could be mailed for a single wheat back or Indian head penny to anywhere in the United States. The street railway system ran a rail line for streetcars from the city to the lake because of the popularity of this site.

Marshall White can be reached at marshall.white@newspressnow.com. Follow him on Twitter: @SJNPWhite.​