Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Postcard Tuesday

When the photo well is running low, I pull out the old postcards from Tuscaloosa's past. This is Stallworth Lake. It was built in 1918 and located at the foot of river hill. It was apparently quite the gathering place for swimming and other amusements. There was a merry-go-round at some point in the thirties. The city filled it in in the 40s or 50s and used it as a landfill. In the last 20 years, they built baseball fields over it. Now it is the site of our new amphitheatre, currently under construction.


bfarr said...

I like your postcards. Are you a collector? Where do you find them?

Rambling Round said...

This was beautiful. I wonder why they filled it in!

Halcyon said...

I like the old postcards. Keep 'em coming!

D said...

Bfarr - I do collect old Tuscaloosa postcards and find them anywhere I can, mostly online or at thrift stores, antique malls or flea markets!
Rambling Round - I think there was a problem with turnover of the water. It apparently got quite marshy and stagnant during some seasons. Then of course, there were drownings of people who drank too much and tried to swim. Not sure what the final straw was. It was all way before my time!
Halcyon - thanks, it's a good way to fill in space when I'm out of photos!