As I've mentioned in my previous post, I do have an intense interest in bridges. Now I must also confess that I am also filled with so much wonder and delight at the sight of trains, railroads, and waterfalls. That is why I'd only be too happy to pay a visit to the Letchworth State Park in Castille, New York where I can marvel at a grand railroad trestle bridge overlooking a scenic waterfall. I thank Josh for transporting me to that magnificent place through this postcard.
"Letchworth State Park in Castille, New York covers 14,350 acres of land along the Genesee River. The park is named after William Pryor Letchworth, who bequeathed the 1,000-acre estate that forms the heart of the park to New York State in 1906.
Standing high above the Genesee River just upstream of the Upper Falls is the Potage Bridge. The present trestle replaced an earlier wooden structure which when built in 1852 was the World’s tallest wooden structure." (Source:Wikipedia Article)
It would have been a treat to see a train crossing the Postage bridge, but I believe that the same was ordered closed in 2009 due to structural damage. You may read more about the Postage Bridge and Letchworth Park's interesting history here.
The card came with three stamps, but I shall feature only the third. The other two stamps, I believe, warrant a separate blog entry because they are much too interesting.
The American Clock stamp was issued in 2003 as part of the American Design series. It was reissued in 2006. The stamp features an artistic rendering of the dial of a clock designed by Simon Willard in 1805. The clock was also commonly referred to as the banjo clock because of its shape and is considered as one of the most famous designs in American clock making.
Stay tuned for the post that will feature the rest of the stamps.
Wishing you happy journeys...
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