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Page 94 of Coney Island - The People's Playground: The Ball Room, Luna Park Photograph of the Ball Room in Luna Park Luna Park, opened by Fred Thompson and Skip Dundy, opened in 1903, also became known as the "Electric Eden", themed with fantasy...
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Page 45 of Coney Island - The People's Playground: Rough Riders Photograph of the Roosevelt Rough Riders Scenic Railway which took passengers through scenes of the Spanish-American War. "Seventeen people in two cars were pitched from the top of a...
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Page 14 of Coney Island - The People's History: A Condensed History of Coney Island, continued A textual narrative written by Major B. Franklin Waite, A.M., Ph.D., B.S., LL.D. about the origin of Coney Island as a community. Starting in 1844, the...
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Page 07 of W.F. Mangels Company Catalogue #4 Listing for Palace Galloping Horse Carousell (Patented February 11, 1902; February 5, 1907): Dimensions and Capacity: Diameter of platform, 50 feet; in 18 sections, each for 4 horses abreast; 60 galloping...
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Page 90 of Coney Island - The People's Playground: The Tower, Luna Park Photograph of the Tower in Luna Park Luna Park, opened by Fred Thompson and Skip Dundy, opened in 1903, also became known as the "Electric Eden", themed with fantasy...
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Page 43 of Coney Island - The People's Playground: The Deluge, Fourth Scene, Johnstown Flood Building Photograph of the fourth scene of The Deluge at Johnstown Flood Building, featuring a show depicting Johstown, Pennsylvania's tragic flood.
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Page 11 of Coney Island - The People's Playground: The Observatory A photo of The Observatory in Coney Island
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Page 74 of Coney Island - The People's Playground: Dreamland from the Ocean Photograph of Dreamland Park from the Ocean One of Coney Island's three main amusement parks, Dreamland, established in 1904, was considered more "refined, orderly and...
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Page 03 of W.F. Mangels Company Catalogue #4; "A few places where our Carousells and other Amusement Devices are in use" Includes photos of: Feltman Brothers, Coney Island, New York; L. D. Shaw, Glen Echo, Maryland; Bois Blank Park, Detroit and...
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Page 86 of Coney Island - The People's Playground: Swimming Pool and Skating Rink, Steeplechase Park Photograph of building holding the the pool convertible, which also converts into a skating rink in Steeplechase Park Steeplechase Park, developed...
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