Greetings from Tucumcari


Stock #: 318948
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Tucumcari
State: New Mexico (NM)
County: Quay
Publisher: Southwest Post Card Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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Tucumcari derives its name from the Indian name from the nearby mountains. It borders on the great plains which the Spaniards called Llano Estacado (staked plains), stakes and signs being placed to mark the route across this level land in the early days. It is a prosperous little city on Hi-way 66 not far from the Texas line. Stock raising is one of the chief industries and the nearby Conchas Dam will bring 45,000 acres of rich land under cultivation in the near future

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