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Visiting households in a city or town to conduct the census may be considered "easy" since enumerators can follow numbered streets and visit groups of houses or apartments in a small area. Enumerating households in rural areas was (and still is) a much more demanding task. Enumerators must frequently find creative solutions to reach isolated households. For this 1930 census enumerator, transportation by pony proved the best means of transportation in the southwestern United States.