Group enjoys Elm Park a century ago

Posted 30 August 2013 at 12:00 am

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By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

KNOWLESVILLE – This photo from around 1900 is thought to be of a church group from Knowlesville on a picnic at Elm Park, located at the east side of Oak Orchard Creek north of Medina. It was a popular spot at the time.

To the left is a picnic gazebo with a table and benches. Behind this is a swing set with chairs which must turn around the pole from which they are suspended.

A three-story treehouse appears in the tree along the shoreline. To the right a fountain sprays into a pool.