Description: Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens. The gardens began in bottomlands the university had planned to turn into a lake with elegant fountains in the 1920s. Lack of money tabled the idea and the debris-filled ravine was eventually transformed into 100 flower beds. In the 1930s, the original gardens were washed away by rainstorms and a flooding stream. New gardens were established on higher ground in memory of Sarah P. Duke, thanks to her daughter, Mary Duke Biddle.
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Printed text: Thousands of visitors each year witness the beautiful floral displays in the Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens at Duke University. The formalized tract has thousands of flowering plants of many species, and the natural beauty of the surrounding woods is enhanced by a profusion of small plants that blossom in the early spring.
Genuine Curteich-Chicago "C.T. Art-Colortone" Post Card (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.)
North Carolina News Company, Durham, N.C.
Filename: JS114 - JS114b