on back: St. Louis Union Station; 5 November 1948. Before a large crowd, President-Elect Harry Truman beams while waving an impudent headline from an early edition of the Chicago Tribune. The excited crowd laughed and jeered as Truman enjoyed the moment.
on back: Sutter's Fort was founded August 12, 1839 by Capt. John A. Sutter as the first outpost of white civilization in the then interior wilderness of California. It was originally built as a fortress against hostile Indians. The Old Fort became the Western terminus of the overland wagon trains, and one of the richest and largest trading posts in the West.