Tag Archives: Texas

The Texas Longhorn

This is an image showing a small group of Texas longhorn cattle in a corral.

“Plastichrome” by Colourpicture., Boston 15, Mass., U.S.A.

The description states simply:

Longhorn Steers famed the world over.

–These cattle are descended from the first cattle herds brought by Spanish explorers and settlers.

This image likely dates from the 1960s.

Garner State Park Entrance, Texas

This image shows the pillars and gates that mark the entrance to Garner State Park in Concan Texas.

Pub. by Frank Whaley Post Cards, PO Box 1900, McAllen, Texas

The description states:

FW-340 Entrance to Garner State Park between Concan and Laekey, Texas. 640 acres of scenic grandeur in Frio Canyon with its tree-headed camping and picnicking area along the crystal-clear Frio River.

–In 1976 the parks size more than doubled when an additional 760 acres were added.

This card was used and is dated 23 July 1961

International Bridge, Eagle Pass, Texas

This image shows the approach to the international crossing between Eagle Pass, Texas and Piedras Negras, Coahuila, In Mexico.

Color Photo by Bill Kobert

The description states:

INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE at Eagle Pass, Texas links two very favorite cities on the Mexico border. Thousands of American tourists cross here on their way to the interior of Mexico, while Mexican citizens visit the American side to shop at the many well-stocked stores in Eagle Pass. Peidras Negras is one of the prettiest Mexican towns on the border. The building in the background is the new American Customs Building.

–Eagle Pass is a small city, with a population of less than 30,000. Piedras Negras, in contrast, is estimated to be almost 140,000.

This card likely dates from the 1960s.