The above view of Rock Island from what is currently known as Audubon Hill shows an interesting slice of Salter Gove’s history from the turn of the previous century.
At least three houses, long since gone, are visible on the island. Riverside, in the background, is already quite developed.
The circled trees are probably individuals of tree-of-heaven, which was introduced from China to the United States in the late 1700s as an ornamental plant. At Salter Grove, scattered individuals can now be found at the edge of the woodland south of the parking lot.
We would like to illustrate more of such historical changes in the Guide to Salter Grove website being developed. If you have photographs that you are willing to share we’d like to hear from you.
Please send scanned copies of your photos with all available information (dates, locality in park etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would also welcome personal accounts of activities and times spent at the park in years past to add to our understanding of the park’s evolution.