The irony of finding old paper is not knowing its origin. There are art projects out there that invite participants to make up stories to fit the scenes and people in these images. I think I'll let this one speak for itself. Make up a story if you want to but I would be happy writing myself into this scene.
|Dimensions: 6-1/8 X 2-5/8|
This card is a product of the Rotograph Company, which could place it around the start of the 20th century. The fact that Rotograph printed over 60,000 cards and may have had a library of over 2 million images doesn't help me place this location. As is the case with many interesting cards the reverse doesn't provide much more detail.
I found 2 good sources of information on the company, one is a blogger's site dedicated to cards from the company, here. The other site is a massive compendium of postcard history here. Both good reads if you the time to explore further.
If you find the mud pond in Huckleberry time, do me a favor and send me a card. I'll come as soon as I can.