This vintage postcard shows the majestic Grand Teton mountains in the background, towering above the verdant valley floor. We see a rustic log cabin amongst the trees with Western folk lounging oustside conversing with two cowboys on horseback. This is vintage Western Wyoming at its best! The Grand Tetons are a mountain range in Western […]
This vintage postcard shows the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota as it looked in 1949. On October 4, 1927, Gutzon Borglum and his crew began work on what is today known as Mount Rushmore. They carved into a cliff in a mountain of the Black Hills the heads of […]
This vintage postcard shows the scenic highway to Mount Rushmore in The Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota. It is another in the series from the 1949 travel card series describing the Black Hills National Forest. The road to Mount Rushmore passes through the pristine beauty of the Black Hills. The original travel card […]
This vintage postcard is a 1949 “travel card” and was the cover on a series of postcards showing The Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota with Mt. Rushmore. “Thrust upward out of the vast prairie stand the Black Hills, a distinct group of mountains. North, South, East, and West lay the prairies receiving water […]
This black and white vintage postcard shows “The Narrows” in Cumberland, Maryland. The Narrows is the name for a beautiful and picturesque valley that passes through a gap in the mountains with high cliffs on either side at one point. It is a thousand-foot natural gap between Wills and Haystack mountains. This valley has become […]
This vintage postcard is dated 1909 showing an historic cliff in Cumberland, Maryland called “Lovers Leap”. This cliff has been the stuff of local legend in Cumberland for generations. From Harold Scott, Sr. (Compiler), Legends of Allegany County, Cumberland, Maryland, 1994, p.vi we get the following history of the cliff: In Cumberland, Maryland the Lovers’ […]
This vintage postcard shows hikers resting close to the summit of Big Savage Mountain, near Frostburg, Maryland in the early 1900s. While there are level spots on the Eastern side of the mountain, the Big Savage Mountain is rocky as the picture shows, and in many places, extremely steep. The descent is very rugged, and […]
Shown in this vintage postcard is an old train from 1914 as seen through a fissure ( known simply as “The Crevice”) in the solid rock walls of the Royal Gorge Canyon in Colorado. The Royal Gorge Canyon is a steep gorge through the solid granite of the mountain called Fremont Peak near Cañon City, […]
This is known as the Second Tunnel in the Royal Gorge train route through the Royal Gorge Canyon. Today, the Second Tunnel in the Royal Gorge is a hiking trail and part of the Royal Gorge Park.
Shown here is what is known as The First Tunnel in the Royal Gorge train route. Today, The First Tunnel in the Royal Gorge is a hiking trail and part of the Royal Gorge Park.