I’m running late tonight, so… just a quick daffodil bud for your enjoyment.
I don’t know what Mindowaskin Park was before it was Mindowaskin Park. It’s pretty well established that (a) the park was established in 1918, (b) there was some debate leading up to its development, and (c) it was named after “one of the four Indian chiefs who deeded the lands now comprising northern New Jersey (Lipson 1996, 58).”
But with a fancy footbridge like this, I dunno, I thought the park was built from a leftover estate. Maybe Mindowaskin Park was simply established during a time when little community parks deserved the very best.
Lipson, S.H. (1996). Images of America: Westfield: The Golden Age of Postcards. Arcadia Publishing: Dover, NH. ISBN 0752404067.
Philhower, C.A. (1923). History of Town of Westfield: Union County, New Jersey. Lewis Historical Publishing Company: New York. http://www.westfieldnjhistory.com/scanned.books/ (PDF).
I’ll hopefully be returning to philately this week, but in the meantime… IT’S TIME FOR OUR ANNUAL SNOWDROP POST omg.
It seems a little late for them, actually, but this has been a reasonably cold winter, so maybe it took them a while to get their act together. Or they came up weeks ago and I just didn’t notice.
Anyway. YAY SNOWDROPS!