Meet Esther, Maiden of Mesa Verde. We just visited the Cliff Dwellings where she lived as a young girl approximately 1,500 years ago. Now, in a mummified state, she is one of the many attractions at Mesa Verde National Park in Southwestern Colorado.
HALL OF PRESIDENTS WAX MUSEUM
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO
Sleeping Beauty and Prince Charming. Fairyland Section.
Greetings from COLORFUL COLORADO
GREETINGS FROM COLORFUL COLORADO — LAND OF MIGHTY MOUNTAINS
Colorado is the state where the Rocky Mountains reach their highest elevations and their most spectacular beauty, including hundreds of peaks over 10,000 ft. in height. All these mountains afford thousands of miles of canons, streams, and verdant valleys that furnish fishing, hunting, skiing and all varieties of mountain recreation.
I think they meant “thousands of miles of CANYONS…”
THE PRAYING HANDS GIFT LINE
Trinkets for the Perry Prayer-O-Rama for the Marriage of Church and State.
DISTINCTIVE GIFTS FOR YEAR ‘ROUND GIVING
Our “Praying Hands” line features Old Master works of enduring beauty and inspiration in really modern gifts styled for contemporary living.
Our handsome wooden wall plaques feature your favorite quotations.
It’s so easy to order by mail from
“THE ARTISTS’ PALETTE”
Fort Collins, Colorado
CUSTER’S LAST STAND (Anniversary of)
Custer’s eyes completely kill any solemnity that the museum may have tried to create. I’d be laughing like crazy.
THE WAX MUSEUM
919 Bannock Street
On June 25, 1876, GEN. GEORGE A. CUSTER AND THE FAMED SEVENTH CAVALRY were surrounded by about 4,000 Indians at the Little Big Horn in Montana. After approximately 35 minutes of furious fighting, Custer lay dead in the midst of his annihilated detachment of 265 men.
UNCLE HERB’S PANCAKE HOUSE
“On Highway 24 at 26 Manitou Ave., near the East City limits of Manitou Springs, Colorado—Pancakes anytime. Our waitresses are always ready to serve you; complete luncheon or dinners at reasonable prices. Bring the family—Enjoy home cooking while vacationing or dining out.”
The postcard wasn’t mailed, but the visitor who grabbed it as a souvenir wrote a note on the back:
“Had Breakfast here. They were good.”
The waitresses were good??? Or the pancakes?
I USED BRAND X
Today is the 20th anniversary of the passage of ”The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.”
Pictured on the postcard is “Esther,” a cliff dwelling Anasazi girl who lived 1,700 years ago in southwestern Colorado. Her mummified body was a popular attraction at the Mesa Verde Museum National Park beginning in 1939. The NAGPRA legislation required museums to notify appropriate tribes of their holdings of Native American sacred cultural objects and human remains. These items could then be reclaimed by the tribes. Esther was removed from public display before NAGPRA passage. I do not know where she currently rests.
How do we help motoring tourists digest spooky stuff like this? Turn it into a cheap joke on a BAD POSTCARD.
FORD PARDONS NIXON
36 years ago today
From The Wax Museum, 919 Bannock Street, Denver, Colorado.
The wax artist who created this must have been a Humphrey supporter. (The back of the card mentions the 1968 election, but not 1972.)
CHERRY CREEK INN
She’s an “employee.”
Verso: “Luxury Hotel, ‘Home of the Red Slipper Room’ / Complete Hotel and Convention Facilities.”
It’s called the Cherry Creek Inn, but it looks like the real attraction is the Red Slipper (and the “employee”).
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY—PART 1
GEORGE WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE. Hall of Presidents Wax Museum, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Based (very loosely) on the Leutze painting.
What’s up with the dude at bottom center. Looks like he’s having a hissy fit. “To hell with the Revolution! I’m sick of rowing!”