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Donkeys hauling firewood to Santa Fe, New Mexico, circa 1915-1930

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Alternate title:A Mexican wood train on the road to Santa Fe, New Mexico
Summary:Donkeys hauling firewood to Santa Fe, New Mexico, circa 1915-1930. Caption reads: "Drive out from Old Santa Fe in the morning and you will meet strings of tiny burros plodding slowly townward and loaded with great 'ruffs' of split pinon and cedar firewood. During the day the burdens will be sold in the ancient streets. In the evening, repeating the routine of centuries the Mexican drivers will head again for the distant hills." Postmark date: September 4, 1935; Postcard number: H-3516, 81752; Message included.
Provider:Detroit Publishing Co.
Fred Harvey (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Michigan
Place of origin – Settlement:Detroit
Temporal subject: 1911-1920
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:New Mexico
Geographical subject – Settlement:Santa Fe
Topical subjects:Donkeys
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:unknown
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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