Tucumcari Mountain

Tucumcari Mountain Scenic New Mexico


Stock #: 18762
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Scenic
State: New Mexico (NM)
Publisher: Southwest Post Card Co.
Condition: VG
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The Indian legend as told by Chief Geronimo is that: An old Apache chief named Wautonamah lived on the mountain with his beautiful daughter Kari. He chose two braves of his tribe as prospective husbands, and to follow him as chief-one Tocom, loved by the girl, the other Tonapon, whom she hated. The old chief suggested a duel with daggers for her hand. Kari over-heard the plan, hid in the trees, and when Tonapon killed Tocom, rushed out, slew Tonapon and herself, falling across Tocom's body. Her father hearing the news, killed himself with her dagger crying, "Tocom-Kari" The name is now called Tuchmcari.
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