Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sepia Saturday May 20

OK, I am a little late, but I saw the prompt for this week's Sepia Saturday and had to join in.
Rocks!  Overhanging rocks!


On the front: " The mysterious hanging boulder mystifies all who pass under.  Polar Caves, N.H."

On the back:  "Polar Caves, N.H., America's greatest Boulder Caverns.  A maze of caves and spectacular rock formations.  All caverns colorfully lighted.  Different from and [sic] caverns you may have seen.  Nothing like it on the American continent."

I love older tourist postcards like this.

Polar caves in Rumney NH is still there and still an active tourist location.  Its website is, of course, http://www.polarcaves.com/. I think the hanging boulder is still there.

Viridian

6 comments:

Susan Kelly said...

Better late than never.

Mike Brubaker said...

Some of the first tourist traps were rock formations located on private property. Caverns, mountains with multi-state viewpoints, rock bridges, etc. could be a "gold mine" so to speak, in the days before public parks. It was the only way most folks could experience wild natural landscapes.

Barbara Rogers said...

Love the cheeky girl taking a photo of the person photographing for the postcard! I guess wherever there are mountains, there are caves, and rocks that overhang.

Helen Killeen Bauch McHargue said...

Ah...those innocent days before people worried about liability.

Kathy Morales said...

You matched the prompt perfectly! This one transfers the danger from sitting atop the precarious rock to walking underneath. I'd be more likely to go with this one!

La Nightingail said...

I see folks are discouraged from standing under this rock and it's pretty obvious why! One little slip and you'd be mush. Ack!!!

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