This postcard Tucumcari New Mexico reads….

192- Air View of Tucumcari New Mexico

A busy little city with a romantic name, Tucumcari from the air presents a very different picture to the one called up by the Indian legend as to the origin of the name, and also of the days when the buffalo roamed the Llano Estacado (staked plains). The surrounding country is devoted chiefly to stock raising, while Conchas Dam – fifteen miles distant – will bring millions of acres of rich land under cultivation in the near future.