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Point Park: 1907

Point Park: 1907

Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, circa 1907. "Entrance to Point Park." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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the, I mean THE PARK!


it looks only slightly less like it's made of papier mâché in the colour photo.

Necessary room?

I was trying to figure out why the ladies were on the right side of the front gate instead of out front. Finally I saw the tops of two gate columns behind the wooden or metal fence on the right. Apparently it lead to a necessary room or perhaps an entrance into the park it became. Googling around, this spot seems to be on the Civil War trail as North and South struggled to capture the heights overlooking Chattanooga. It is said that one can see seven States from there. BTW - anyone know how that "castle moat" type of gate with chains works?

It still exists today

It looks like it still exists today. Except for the pavement, pretty much unchanged.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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