Sunday, June 24, 2012

Shades State Park celebrates 65 years

Earlier this week, an article in the Journal Review explored Shades State Park history in honor of its 65th year anniversary. The Crawfordsville District Public Library has many Shades photographs and postcards in our Image Database.

The images below are from a family scrapbook loaned by Walter Terry; the pages were scanned by the library in August 2011. The scrapbook contains more than 600 photographs; 141 images were added to this database (series: 20110815). Most photographs are from Montgomery County, near Whitesville. A photocopy of the scrapbook is available in CDPL's Local History collection.
"1919. Taking a boat ride at Shades State Park, Vora, Cora, & Clayton, Frank & Clella VanCleave." Another small girl, unidentified, is also in the boat. 
"The Shades, Aug, 1914." A couple pose on a footbridge over Sugar Creek.
"1919 Shades State Park." The covered, drive-thru wooden structure that served as an entry point is pictured from the front. Over the top of the entry reads: "The Shades." 
"1919 Shades State Park." Three men and a woman stand on a bridge (which is probably over Sugar Creek).

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