A visit to Volunteer Park

I had a few moments to spare before a meeting and pulled into Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill. Did you know the land was purchased in 1876 and first used as a cemetery!? and then later as this city park! The reservoir was built in 1901. The park was redesigned in1903 y the Olmsted Bros. and the water tower was built in 1907. Pretty cool to see what is have become…and nothing like enjoying what’s in your own backyard!

 

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The scenic route

Took a little drive¬†down thru Astoria, Cathlamet. Actually Mike drove and I shot thru the window! The Astoria Column and it’s sweeping views:

Then zipping’ on down the road to Cathlamet: