"Elephant Butte Dam on Rio Grande, Near Hot Springs, N.M. -- 82 Derives its name from the likeness of the 'Butte' or hill to an Elephant. It is but a short drive from the famous Hot Springs to the Dam, which creates a lake 40 miles in length, stocked with many varieties of gam, fish, and is well known as a 'fisherman's paradise'. The curative waters of the Hot Springs nearby, excellent fishing and mild winters, make a year round resort for the 60,000 or more tourists who visit here annually. The Regatta each spring is a special attraction." One-Cent Post Card, No. 5A-H435.

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