All Library branches will be closed on Monday, February 20, for Presidents Day.
HISTORICAL POSTCARDS OF SPRINGFIELD,
Park (view 4 of 7), Lake
This postcard, published by Browne Book and Stationary Co., is postmarked
1908. It shows a huge crowd on the parkland surrounding the lake.
Across the water can be seen a beautiful white wooden bridge. Couples
are shown boating and canoeing. The eastern slope of the park is
full of picnic tables. This is Doling Park when it was the center
of entertainment in Springfield. During its heyday, from 1907 to
1929, the park sometimes contained over 100 buses of people from
all over Missouri.