Hand carved walking cane made of light oak. Knotted stem tapers from top to bottom. The knots follow a deeply carved pattern of grooves that snake around the length of the cane. Various scenes are carved out of the resulting smooth intertwining surface area including from top to bottom: A Mexican heraldic eagle (1867-1893 version of Mexico's coat of arms--eagle with spread wings perched on a prickly pear cactus with a snake in its beak and grasped in it right talon--all under a Phrygian cap or liberty cap), a GAW monogramed shield, a log cabin scene along a railway with a figure holding a flag as a steam train approaches. The train is marked "D.&R.G. Ex. Co." A scene with a dog chasing a rabbit, and a fisherman follow. The carving is completed with four passenger rail cars. Highlights are burned slightly, and the cane is either stained and/or varnished.