This postcard is – of course – from O’Neal. Who else would send such pretty postcards!?
The postcard is showing a view of Badlands National Park. It’s located in southwest South Dakota and preserves 242,756 acres (98,240 ha) of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United States. Established as Badlands National Monument in 1939, the area was redesignated “National Park” in 1978. Over 11,000 years of human history pales to the eons old paleonthological resources. Badlands National park contains the world’s richest Oligocene epoch fossil beds, dating 23 to 35 million years old. The evolution of mammal species such as the horse, sheep, rhinoceros and pig can be studied in the Badlands formations.
Oh Wikipedia, where’d I be without you… :)
Thank you, O’Neal! It’s a beautiful postcards, as always!