Friday, August 22, 2014

American cards

These 6 american cards were sent by Chayah. They're from Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. 

Photos by John Penrod © PENROD/HIAWATHA
 Dow Gardens is a 110-acre (45 ha) botanical garden located in Midland, Michigan. It is open to the public, and currently contains over 1700 varieties of plants hardy in mid-Michigan. 
The Dow Gardens were started in 1899 by Herbert Dow, founder of The Dow Chemical Company, on eight acres (3.2 ha) of flat, sandy land. The Herbert H. Dow House is located at the southwest corner of the gardens. The Alden Dow House and Studio are on the west side of the gardens, separated by a pond. Subsequent generations of the Dow family have continued to develop the gardens. - in: wikipedia

 Photo credit: Raymond J. Malace
On the back of the card: With a drop of 48 feet, the upper Tahquamenon Falls shows its awesome beauty to thousands of visitors each year. Approximately 4 miles downstream is the lower Tahquamenon Falls. Here the Falls are split by a small island which can be reached by rowboat from the Tahquamenon State Park Information Center. 

 Photo by Ann Ledsworth
A lovely snowy view of Grand Haven South Pierhead and its two lighthouses, the Entrance Light on the right and the Inner Light on the left. They're built in 1905 to mark the entrance to the Grand River at Grand Haven, Michigan. The lights are set on a concrete breakwater extending into Lake Michigan on the south side of the river mouth. 

 © Souvenir Factory
The wooden covered bridge named the "Charles A. Harding Memorial Bridge" was built in 1998 by Amish craftsmen to replace the old steel bridge across Plum Creek. 

 Color photo by Bron Miller © Modern-Ad
The McGees Mills Covered Bridge is a historic Burr truss wooden covered bridge located near Mahaffey, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is a 109 foot bridge built in 1873 over the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. - in: wikipedia

Photo © Blair Seitz
On the back of the card: Bruce Lake is a natural glacier lake and part of the Promised Land State Park that is surrounded by 12,464 acres of the Delaware State Forest. The Bruce Lake Natural Area contains two lakes, wetlands and many unique plants, along with an abundance of recreational apportunities. 

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