Local author Suzanne Silverthorn pairs a sprawling postcard collection with Western history

13th July, 2014 by

By caramie schnell

For an author who lives in one of Colorado’s most picturesque valleys, Suzanne Silverthorn is surprisingly smitten with faded postcards. And yet, Silverthorn isn’t quite drawn to airbrushed snapshots — say, far-off locales like the Himalayas and Serengeti, or even the broad ski trails of her adopted hometown of Vail. Her most prized postcards are a bit more humble, at least on first glance. Take the collection she found in her late grandmother’s home. There were dozens of dog-eared postcards from Silverthorn’s youthful playground of Grand Lake, where the Missouri native would spend long, cool summers in the ’60s. Those …

Source: Vail Daily Feed



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