Augusta, Ga. : Lake View Park

Collection:
Picturing Augusta: Historic Postcards from the Collection of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System
Title:
Augusta, Ga. : Lake View Park
Publisher:
[S.l.] : Raphael Tuck & Sons
Date of Original:
1900/1914
Subject:
Augusta (Ga.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Boathouses--Georgia--Augusta
Boats and boating--Georgia--Augusta
Canoes and canoeing--Georgia--Augusta
Boating for women--Georgia--Augusta
Location:
United States, Georgia, Richmond County, Augusta, 33.47097, -81.97484
Medium:
picture postcards
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Early-twentieth century postcard image of Lake Olmstead in Augusta, Georgia. Two boats appear in the foreground and the Lakeside Boat Club boathouse stands in the background. Lake Olmstead was created during the expansion of the Augusta Canal in 1873, when engineer Charles A. Olmstead constructed a dam across Rae's Creek. By the turn of the twentieth century, Lake Olmstead had become a popular recreation area for Augustans. Large parks, such as Lake View Park, were equipped with boathouses that offered Augustans the opportunity to rent boats for fishing and recreational use.
Original postcard scanned and described by the Digital Library of Georgia as a part of Georgia HomePLACE: an initiative of the Georgia Public Library Service and GALILEO.
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/gaec_hagp_aep025
Digital Object URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/gaec_hagp_aep025#item
Language:
eng
Bibliographic Citation (Cite As):
Cite as: [title of postcard], Augusta and Environs Picture Post Cards in Color, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
Extent:
1 postcard : col. ill.
Holding Institution:
Augusta-Richmond County Public Library
Rights:

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