Sepia Saturday - Trees Glore!
This week in Sepia Saturday the theme seems to be one of a tree. My post is of not one tree but hundreds! The postcard is of the approach to the plank road to Salisbury Beach. The planks would have begun where there is a bit of marshy land before you arrive at the beach proper. The laid planks would keep the wagon wheels from sinking into the soft ground. The photo is taken somewhere on Beach Road. Beach Road today looks nothing like this photo. Its much more honky tonk with seasonal eateries, shops, and motels. The Google Streetview photo below shows the road as it is today.
Addressed to: Mrs G. Travis 88 Bowers St. Nashua, NH.
Postmark: Newburyport Mass Cushing Branch. (Cushing was another name for Salisbury Beach.) August 23, 7:30AM. The year is indeterminable. I would have to guess it was sent in the early 1900s.