MORE LAKE CHAMPLAIN POSTCARDS
May 30, 2010
I just can't get enough of these vintage postcards. The graphics...the history. So good. Here are some more I got today:
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.
Scene In Battery Park, Postcard detail.
Vermont, Lake Champlain and Adirondacks from Burlington. Postmark 1906. 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
Rock Point, Burlington VT, postmark 1908. 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. 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:
Rock Road Summer House, Red Rocks Burlington VT. on Lake Champlain postmark 1927. Liza Cowan Ephemera Collections
Rock Road Summer House, Red Rocks, Burlington. Detail
That's it for today's tour. More to come for sure.