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Postcard of burro: photographic print


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1918 (year uncertain) to 1943 (year uncertain)


From the Nye County, Nevada Photograph Collection (PH-00221) -- Series VI. Tonopah, Nevada -- Subseries VI.D. Terrell Family. A picture postcard with the caption, "A native son of Tonopah, Nevada." Described by Solan Terrell as the most "cantankerous animal that was ever born," also one of the most intelligent. During the 1920s and 1930s burros ran loose in the streets of Tonopah, raiding garbage cans and providing an endless source of entertainment to the children. While in the Navy during World War II, Solan Terrell won $5 when he bet a fellow that Nevada had mountain canaries weighing 400 or 500 pounds. When Terrell produced a picture of the burro with the caption, "A native Nevada mountain canary," the sucker had no choice but to pay up.

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pho005506. Nye County, Nevada Photograph Collection, 1880-1990. PH-00221. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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