The Vale of Cashmere
The Vale of Cashmere is best seen in the spring when the stonework,
constructed by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps., is visible and
wildflowers are in bloom.
The creek once flowed through these beautiful winding stone channels to a
series of pools.
Major Henry Hornbostel, Director, Department of Parks, is quoted as saying
"there is one little valley with tiny lakes, a place in South Park which is
known as the Vale of Cashmere, and this is the proudest showplace that I know.
It is one of the most sentimental bits of landscaping yet produced."1
The Inspector's Report, Department of Weights and Measures (for the year 1936),
described the Vale of Cashmere as " a beauty spot of jewel-like appearance and
1Pittsburgh Press, August 31, 1938
2Inspector's Report Department of
Weights and Measures, 1936
Would you like to see the Vale restored before it is lost to us?
share your thoughts and attend the next meeting of the Friends of South
Park to get involved.
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Last Updated 05/06/2014