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The boat house, Lake View Park, Augusta, Ga.
Title: The boat house, Lake View Park, Augusta, Ga.
Boat house, Lake View Park, Augusta, Ga.
Date: 1900-1914

Turn-of-the-twentieth century postcard image depicting men, women, and children boating on Lake Olmstead in Augusta, Georgia. The sign on the boathouse reads "Boat to let." 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 built around the lake and offered Augustans opportunities to fish and boat both recreationally and competively.

Front of postcard: "206,525. [J.V. in a circle (publisher's mark)]."

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.

Subjects: Olmstead, Lake (Augusta, Ga.) | Olmstead, Lake (Augusta, Ga.)--Pictorial works | Olmstead, Lake (Augusta, Ga.)--Social life and customs--20th century | 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 | Picture postcards | Augusta (Ga.) | Richmond County (Ga.)
Contributors: Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System (Augusta, Ga.) | Digital Library of Georgia | Picturing Augusta Collection (Digital Library of Georgia)
Online publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia, 2005.
Original material: 1 postcard : col. ill.
The boat house, Lake View Park, Augusta, Ga. Atlanta ; New York : Valentine & Sons Publishing Co., Ltd., [between 1900 and 1914]
Picturing Augusta: historic postcards from the collection of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System.
Rights: Cite as: [title of postcard], Augusta and Environs Picture Post Cards in Color, East Central Central Georgia Regional Library, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.

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