Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Dirt Pond

For those of you that know and love the Coleman Pool in West Seattle's Lincoln Park check out this photo I ran across from the Seattle archives. It's from July, 1925 - the opening day of the pool.

It's just a pit filled with water. Tidal water at that. They cleared the forest, dug a hole, let the Sound fill it up and my favorite perk, they tacked a board for diving to the side and called it good. I hear they had to walk up hill in the snow (both ways) to get to it.

One of the test subjects didn't get the "wear your bathing suit" memo.

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