|David Conn holds a post card he received that was written in 1962|
Photo: Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal
The greeting card was discovered by Dave Conn, a Hudson insurance agent, when he opened his post office box.
It was signed "Fran", who said she "had a marvellous time in Montana."
The card was sent to Marion White, the previous renter of the box, who had died in 1988.
Conn's investigations have led him to the belief that the card was sent in 1962 from White's friend, Akron Beacon Journal's late reporter Frances B. Murphey.
Murphey traveled often, mailing thousands of postcards from major cities and remote locations around the world to her friends back home. She died in 1998 at the age of 75 with a collection of about 200,000 postcards.
A spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service said that from time to time, postcards and letters are found behind mail chutes or when buildings are torn down.
"It could have been stuck in equipment," he said.
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