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Cattle Herd, New Mexico

This image is an artist’s rendition of a typical Hereford cattle herd on the range in the southwest United States, likely New Mexico.

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188 CATTLE ON THE RANGE IN THE SOUTHWEST

The western cattle ranges feed most of the U. S. There were no cattle in America when the Spaniards cam (only buffalo). The brought a breed of “Long Horn” cattle which had their origin in Portugal. By the time Texas was annexed to the U. S. the Southwest was over-run by “Long Horns”. Thousands were driven to northern markets. They are now replaced by better stock, great herds of which supply our finest beef steaks.

–This herd is the common white-faced Hereford common throughout cattle areas in the United States.

This card was used and is dated 11 July 1953.

Fair Grounds Court, Albuquerque, New Mexico

This image shows an artist’s rendition of the motel in Albuquerque, New Mexico named the Fair Grounds Court, located at the time on Central Ave. in the city.

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FIAR GROUNDS COURT

T. J. ROBERTSON, Managing Owner

MODERN CABINS

Air-Conditioned — Innerspring Mattresses

6522 E. CENTRAL — ON HIGHWAY 66

Phone — 5-0085

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO

— The motel is long gone and since replaced by a small strip mall. The name was given due to its location across U.S. 66 from the State Fairgrounds.

This image likely dates from the 1940s. 

Central Avenue, Albuquerque, New Mexico

This image is an artist’s rendition of the view down one of the main streets in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Central Avenue.

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Here in Downtown Albuquerque, N. M. you can see the lofty peaks of the picturesque Sandia Mountain Range.  History rich, this 188 year old city retains much of the fascination of Old Spain — yet is had been assigned a vital role in America’s future. Albuquerque lies in the heart of Atomic America — in one of the most interesting and historic areas of the entire United States.

At Albuquerque you are also in the heart of the Indian Country and within short driving range of a matchless variety of scenic attractions.

–The Masonic Temple in this image does not appear to have survived. This image dates from the 1940s.