[Salida, CO]: . 21 Real Photo Postcards [9 cm x 14 cm] All are in nice condition and all have been carefully hand tinted. All have been dated  on the reverse in ink at the head, with the season or month also noted. All have a short identification on the reverse in purple pencil. Nine of these identifications has been colored over in red, but about half can be read through. Scans of all are available. Item #4161
Nice collection of views of Colorado's historic Hutchinson Ranch, that offers a glimpse of ranching life in the early twentieth century. Views of Cowboys, cattle, cattle-drives, grain fields, etc. The Hutch Ranch is located in Chaffee County between Salida and Poncha Springs, high in the Rocky Mountains.
Joseph Sykes Hutchinson and Annabel McPherson Hutchinson first homesteaded the earliest portion of the ranch in 1868. Joseph came to Colorado in 1866 after being wounded at the Battle of Vicksburg during the Civil War. By the 1870s, the Hutchinson ranching operation had grown to more than 5,000 head of cattle that ranged over much of Colorado. Today, sixth generation Abby Hutchinson operates the ranch and cattle operation for her grandfather, Dr. Wendell Hutchinson, who still resides on the ranch but is disabled with blindness.