Porter Lake And Paddle Boats, Forest Park

Porter Lake And Paddle Boats, Forest Park Springfield Massachusetts

Stock #: 138829
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Springfield
State: Massachusetts (MA)
County: Hampden
Publisher: The Springfield News Co.
Postmark: 1953 Oct-15
PM City: Dover Foxcroft
PM State: Me
Stamp: 2C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Forest Park (open to automobiles at low speed) covers a wooded area of almost 800 acres. Tennis courts line both sides of the entrance way. There are nature trails baseball diamonds, bowling greens, a paddle pond botanical gardens, and plenty of picnic areas. A large Zoo open daily (10-7) contains a wide variety of animals in both out-door ranges and animal houses. Fossil footprints of dinosaurs quarried in the Connecticut Valley near Holyoke are on exhibit in an outdoor enclosure. At Trailside Museum are exhibits of flora and fauna. Small ponds along the roadway contain rare specimens of lotus and water lilies in full bloom in July. The rose gardens are famous for their beauty.
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