Wednesday, June 25, 2014

If this is Thursday it must be postcards, 148

 Lake Chelan, Washington, ca 1906

Here is another postcard that was printed about the time of the 1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition held in Seattle.  The copyright year is given as 1906 but the card does have the official logo of the Fair.  The message on the reverse is dated by a cancelation mark 30 June 1909.  The picture is of Lake Chelan in eastern Washington.   Like last week’s card this card was also produced by the Hopf Bros. Co., Importers, Seattle and printed in Germany. 


Stamp and date

Lake Chelan is a 55-mile long, narrow lake fed by streams from the Cascade Range of mountains and the Stehekin River.  The maximum depth is approximately 1,480 feet or 453 meters.  The original Salish name was “Tsi-Laan” meaning deep water.  It is the largest natural lake in the state and a popular summer vacation destination.  The north end of the lake is protected by Lake Chelan National Recreation Area while at the south end is Lake Chelan State Park.  Access to parts of the lake is limited to boat, plane or hiking.  In 2011 Emily von Jentzen was the first person to swim the length of the lake.  It took her 36 hours.  The swim was to raise money for a young girl, Katelyn Roke, with cancer and was chronicled in Jentzen’s blog “A Lakke for Katelyn.”

For a little more about the lake see:

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