Friday, April 30, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday~MT LOWE



Above from the LA Times
Click on the articles to enlarge 
and read the history of Mt Lowe.
Above - Top of Mt Lowe 
(this and more pictures on Wikipedia)

The following two postcards of Mt. Lowe are from a box of 150 I purchased from an online auction.  This box of postcards has taken me on a wonderful journey of forgotten places and times. 

Post marked 1910
Message reads: "Went up Mt. Lowe Yesterday. You will get a photo by mail. Go to beach and ostrich farm today.  On to Modesto next- Edith" 
Mailed 1927


Message Reads: On train June 2nd.   Went up here a week ago Saturday. Fine trip. Down evening hundreds of lights in Valley.  Looked in telescope.  Love Sadie L Davis
DO YOU THINK THIS IS THE OSTRICH FARM Referred to on the first postcard?
Check out the Buggy and Ostrich below (see more about the farm HERE!
Today all of this is just a memory in the pages of history!
THANKS BETH for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday
To see more postcards click HERE!

8 comments:

Postcardy said...

Wish I could have ridden that railway, though it looks kind of scary.

CafebyJW said...

It looks impressive, I like the back side of postcard, where having bear in stamp? Look cute.

You Got A Posty ~ PFF
Theme Day ~ Statue

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I'd love to have gone on both the cable car and the railway. I bet the views were fantastic!

Bob of Holland said...

What a beautiful cards and a very interesting post. Thanks for sharing it.

Snap said...

What a wonderful post! Loved all the info and the cards. Thank goodness we can find cards like this to remember history. Happy PFF!

Beth Niquette said...

I enjoyed every word of your blog! What a marvelous treasure you have in that box of postcards!

I'm quite envious! (grin)

Happy PFF!

Catherine said...

These are wonderful, Lyneen! And the history you've provided is so interesting, too.

Joy said...

Oh boy I can see why they played "nearer my god to thee" going into the clouds especially to go round the circular bridge. Great cards.