BURLINGTON VT, ON THE WATERFRONT
LORD & TAYLOR MEETS RED ROCKS

MORE LAKE CHAMPLAIN POSTCARDS

I just can't get enough of these vintage postcards. The graphics...the history. So good. Here are some more I got today:


  Postcard burlington vt scene in battery park Liza Cowan Ephemera Collections
Scene In Battery Park, Burlington VT. Postmarked 1907. Liza Cowan Ephemera Collections

 Built as a military camp during the War Of 1812, Battery Park history may be martial, but contemporary use is recreational.  In the summer there are concerts, there's a playground that my kids used to love. And the view, like so many views of Lake Champlain, is breath taking.

  Battery Park Burlington Vermont 1906 detail, couple on bench,
Scene In Battery Park, Postcard detail.


  Postcard vermont lake champlain and adirondacks from Burlington liza cowan ephemera collections
Vermont, Lake Champlain and Adirondacks from Burlington. Postmark 1906. Liza Cowan Ephemera Collections


  Postcard  2 burlington vermont rock point liza cowan ephemera collections
Rock Point, Burlington VT, no postmark. Liza Cowan Ephemera Collections.


Rock Point is to the North of the city. Much celebrated in postcards, this thrust fault rock formation is geologically interesting:

One of the geologically most famous localities in Vermont (along with the world’s oldest reef in the Champlain Islands) is the Champlain Thrust, visible along the shoreline of Lake Champlain at Lone Rock Point, in Burlington, Vermont. In order to understand its significance we need to first understand what a “thrust” is. A “thrust” (geological shorthand for a “thrust fault,”) is a type of fault. A fault is a fracture in rocks where there has been movement. There are several types of faults and a “reverse fault” is one where older rocks have been pushed up over younger rocks. Geologists call a reverse fault where the fault is at a low angle to the Earth’s surface, a “thrust fault”." source

  Postcard burlington vermont rock point liza cowan ephemera collections

Rock Point, Burlington VT, postmark 1908. Liza Cowan Ephemera Collections.


  Postcard burlington vermont sunset rock rock point liza cowan ephemera collections
 Sunset Rock, Rock Point, Burlington VT Penny Postcard, no postmark. Liza Cowan Ephemera Collections.


  Sunset rock, rock point, burlington vt, detail
Sunset Rock, Rock Point, Burlington VT Detail. I love the guy at the railing.

In the South End of the city is Red Rocks, which I've shown before, but here are a few images I got recently:


  Red rocks summer house 1
Rock Road Summer House, Red Rocks Burlington VT. on Lake Champlain postmark 1927. Liza Cowan Ephemera Collections


  Red rocks summer house detail
Rock Road Summer House, Red Rocks, Burlington. Detail

That's it for today's tour. More to come for sure.

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