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Augusta, Ga. :  Lake View Park
Title: Augusta, Ga. : Lake View Park
Date: 1900-1914

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.

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 | Lake View Park (Augusta, Ga.) | 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.
Augusta, Ga. : Lake View Park. [S.l.] : Raphael Tuck & Sons' Post Card Series, [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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