ElitchGardens[Book: Betty Lynne Hull – 2003 – 15x19cm – 144 Pages – Many B&W photos]. “To not see Elitch’s is to not see Denver,” ran an advertising slogan for Elitch Gardens (Denver, Colorado), and it was true. For more than one hundred years, Denverites have gone to Elitch’s to relax, to play, and to be entertained. Opened in 1890 by John and Mary Elitch, Elitch Gardens was always much more than just an amusement park. Chapter Points: Into the Gay Nineties; A Dream Is Born; The Promise of a New Century; The Beginning of a Dynasty; The Golden Era of the Park; The Sixties and Beyond; The End of an Era; Into a Second Century; The Legend of Mary Elitch’s Ghost. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.

  • Derek Sailors

    This was a charming and pleasant book to read just like I would imagine meeting Mary Elitch would have been. I learned a good bit about this park. Was not aware it began as a zoo. I also learned a great deal about the rich theater history. I also learned about the move to the new location. This book did not make my all time favorite book list but I did like it none the less. I would rate it a 7.5/10.