Taking the Train to Fisher’s Peak – Trinidad, Colorado (circa 1935)

Earlier postcard stories noted the role of the Fred Harvey restaurants and resorts in publishing postcard photographs of natural wonders.

This “linen” postcard, circa 1935, captures the beautiful vista one was afforded when arriving by train at Trinidad, Colorado.

Because the Fred Harvey empire was built initially to satisfy the needs of train travelers, the various subsidiary businesses promoted local sights and attractions through beautiful, hand-colored postcards.

Fisher’s Peak, a high pont in a formation of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, is now a Colorado State Park.

In the 1930’s, it was visible to visitors taking a scenic rail journey across southern Colorado.

(Trinidad is located in south central Colorado, very close to the border of New Mexico.)

This area has been ravaged by wildfires in recent years, although it is not currently a burn location.

This postcard was not mailed; I assume it was part of a collection of scenic postcards.


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