Thursday, July 16, 2015

View From "Little Mountain" 1899

This photo was taken looking east from the tower on Little Mountain (Little Mt. Tom) in the summer of 1899. The tower was one of three that gave spectacular views of the surrounding area. In the foreground is Cedar Knob and William Stiles Loomis' summer residence "The Crag". Notice in the middle right of the picture, the Jones Point area still not developed.  In the background is downtown Holyoke and the old Ward 4 section of the city. (Seminole Bailey Archive)