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"Ray De Mott (atop pole in foreground) checks the guide ropes for the Parachute Jump at Steeplechase Park, Coney Island, N.Y. The fun arena opens officially on May 21, although a part of it has been opened weekends since February 5."
A worker checks that guide ropes for the Parachute Jump are ready for opening day, 1949, at Steeplechase Park.
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"These sailors who like to take their fun near the ocean take their dates for a ride on the Auto-Whip at one of Coney Island's amusement parks."
Coney's Lights Go On Again After WWII ended, the blackout of Coney Island was lifted.
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