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Wilcox Park - Westerly, Rhode Island - 1908
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August 12, 1908 White Rock Doane Cancel Type II with #3 (DPO)

The Post office at White Rock in Westerly Township, Washington County was in operation from  May 20, 1880 to November 30, 1911. The Post Office was disestablished in 1911 and mail services were provided by Westerly.  The White Rock CDS is a Doane Type II cancel with the number 3 inside the bars indicating that the Postmaster received compensation of between $200 and $300 for 1907. The earliest known use of a White Rock Doane is March 15, 1904.

See: Conimicut June 14, 1907 Doane for a more detailed explanation of the Doane Cancels.

The card  is a un-divided back postcard of the type produced from 1901 to 1907 and is addressed to Mrs. F. J. Farnsworth in Washington, New Hampshire. The message is written on the left and bottom of the cards face and reads as follows:

My Dearest Mother T. Many thanks for card. I am working very hard these days and am to tired for anything but to go to bed. Hope you are all having a good time. Please give my love to all.    Lovingly, Phebe
Mary More is in Hamilton N.Y. on her vacation, so I miss Rosa. I wrote.


Wilcox Park was built on land donated by Mrs. Harriet Wilcox in 1893. It was designed by Warren Manning and is a walking park containing both native and exotic species of flora, including examples of Japanese Maple and Lebanese Cedar. The park is owned and  maintained by the Westerly Memorial and Library Association.

The park provides a home for several annual events and festivals. These include the Summer Pops Concert, Virtu Art Festival, Shakespeare in the Park and the Garden Market Fair.

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