This card shows the main commercial area of the community of Battle Mountain, so named for a battle between white settlers and Native Americans nearby. It is located further west along Interstate 80, formerly U.S. Highway 40, from Elko and Wendover.
The description states:
BATTLE MOUNTAIN, NEVADA
An important center for mining, stock raising, and transportation, Battle Mountain is located on US Highway 50 about midway across Nevada. It received its name from a skirmish which occurred at this place in 1857 between a party of white immigrants and a band of Indians.
–The construction and layout of the town is very typical of isolated Western towns from Texas to California. The automobiles indicate that the postcard is from the 1950s.