And here's the back of the card.
The virtually punctuation-free message on the card sent to Rebecca Bales is not that exciting. It reads:
I received your card was glad to hear from you will try to write a letter for that country soon though am pretty busy to write hope every thing is O.K. up there every thing is O.K. here so write As Ever
So, here's what's interesting (to me, anyway) about this card: it was sent to Dorena, Oregon, a logging and gold-mining town that doesn't exist anymore. For reasons unknown to me, the name of the town was created by combining the first names of Dora Burnette and Rena Martin. The town already had a school and a post office back in the 1890s. In the 1940s, the Corps. of Engineers began constructing a dam on the nearby Row River. According to Wikipedia, the entire town was flooded and approximately 100 households were moved five miles upriver. It's still called Dorena, but it's not the same place. The lake created by the dam is called Dorena Lake.