Postcard Era: 1930s

Royal Gorge Bridge Postcard

Found Postcard: Suspension Bridge Spanning the top of Royal Gorge

Because of its narrow confines, the view from the bottom of the Royal Gorge is perhaps more exciting than from the top. Each daylight passenger train stops at the hanging bridge which is almost directly under the suspension bridge at the top as well as being almost directly at the foot of the incline railway. the combination of views of the high bridge overhead, the steep railway descending, the towering walls of the gorge on each side, the dashing river, coupled with the each of the locomotive thru the gorge and the black smoke swirling up the great walls, is very effective.

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Found Postcard: Moffat Tunnel Middle Park, Colorado

The great Moffat Tunnel, 6 miles long under the Continental Divide, is one of the great engineering features of Colorado. Taking four years to build, it had made an economical railroad connection between the two halves of the state so long divided by lofty mountain barriers and also brings water from the western slope to the east slope.

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Itasca State Park Postcard

Found Postcard: Douglas Lodge Itasca State Park Minnesota

Douglas Lodge was the first building constructed at Itasca State Park and is the oldest building in the Minnesota state park system. Construction started in 1903 and was completed in 1905. The cost of $11,500 was more than twice the amount originally appropriated.

Today Douglas Lodge is still in use, with the bottom floor consisting of a full-service restaurant and 4 hotel room on the second floor offering the comforts of home while giving a glimpse back in time.

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