Sepia Saturday - The Golden Elk
This watercolor postcard shows a wonderful view of the Deerfield River valley in Massachusetts. By the looks of the cars it must be around the 1930's. That's just a guesstimate of mine. Maybe some of you know of these car models. Let me know if you have first hand knowledge of the date of this postcard. But be forewarned, you are dating yourself. :)
This is Massachusetts Route 2 or the "Mohawk Trail." The road was named for the native American indian tribe that lived in the area.
The cool part about coming upon this overlook is there is a statue of a golden elk which seems to be in the middle of no where. It was placed there by the Massachusetts Elks Lodges.(seen in the lower left of the postcard) It is located in the town of Florida, Massachusetts. Interestingly enough, Florida is the coldest and snowiest part of the state.
The Golden Elk still exists today as you can see in the photo to the right of my brother-in-law when we traveled though here in 2008.
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