This week marked the beginning of spring, and National Flower Day, so why not appreciate our own local flower ... Lake Flower, that is! Did you know that Lake Flower is named not for the beautiful flora that grows around it, but for Gov. Roswell P. Flower? In 1910, Governor Flower authorized the funds to remove stumps from the logging industry from the lake so that it could be used for recreational boating. This postcard was mailed by a tuberculosis patient staying at 5 Shepard Ave. in 1913. Happy spring!
(Photo provided — Historic Saranac Lake Collection, 2021.3.40. Gift of the Florence Wright Tuberculosis Postcard Collection.)