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Cattle Branding, New Mexico

This image shows a number of cowboys during a roundup with several holding one cow while another brands it with a long handled metal branding iron.

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The description states simply:

N-34 — BRANDING CATTLE IN THE SOUTHWEST

–Such scenes are less common now with ear tagging of cattle which provides much more information for regulators as well as owners, along with doing no damage to the valuable hide.

The exact location is not known, but the card was printed in New Mexico, so it is presumed the photo was taken in that state.

This card was used and is dated 11 July 1953.

Pigtail Bridge, South Dakota

This image shows the well known Pigtail Bridge, located on Iron Mountain Road near the Mount Rushmore National Monument in South Dakota.

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The description states:

Unique in design and construction, this pigtail bridge on the Iron Mountain Road enables the motorist to attain great altitude in a very short distance. IN the distance can be seen the faces of Mount Rushmore Memorial.

–A comparison of a more recent view of the bridge on the link above shows that the bridge and surrounding road are essentially unchanged. Moving from right to left the bridge curves towards the viewer in this perspective and then crosses under itself as it descends.

This card was used and is dated 26 June 1950.

Walking Trail, Cowell Redwoods, California

This image shows a portion of the interpretive trail built for visitors to walk and see a portion of the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, near Santa Cruz, California.

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The description states:

PATHWAY THROUGH THE REDWOODS

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park,

Santa Cruz County, California

Besides the stately redwoods, giant oak, laurel fir, sycamore and a variety of ferns and wild flowers thrive in this natural wonderland.

–The trail has a small guide brochure which features descriptions of important locales along the trail as marked by small sign posts, such as the one seen in the center background. These have since been replaced with more natural looking carved wooden markers.

This card was used and is dated 27 June 1955.