RIVERVIEW PARK: THE LOST SUMMERS.

RiverviewParkLostSummersKooker[Book: Bill Kooker – 2013 – 16x24cm – 200 Pages – Many B&W photos]. What began in pre-1915 as a zoological garden and trolley stop, Riverview Park (Des Moines, Iowa) would grow to become the best known family entertainment oasis in early Iowa history. Chapter Points: The Idea; The Plan; The Opening; The Operations; W.E. and Me; The Rides: (Roller Coaster, Shoot the Chutes, Tumble Bug, Flying Scooter, Pony Ride, Wild Mouse, Rock O Plane, Dodgem, Speed Boats, Scrambler, Little Train, Himalaya, Haunted House, Scat, Cuddle Up, Carousel, Ferris Wheel, Junior Hot Rods); The Company Picnics; The Oldest Game; The Riviera; The Hardships: (Fire, Flood); The Myths; Now Silent; Your Memories; Epilogue; Acknowledgements. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.

  • Derek Sailors

    This was a very enjoyable book to read. I really liked the small park, small town personal touch that the author gave to the book. He also worked at the park so that was a great bonus. This park seemed like the kind of park you wished you grew up near and this book puts you right there.

  • Derek Sailors

    This was a very enjoyable book to read. I really liked the small park, small town personal touch that the author gave to the book. He also worked at the park so that was a great bonus. This park seemed like the kind of park you wished you grew up near and this book puts you right there. I would give it a 8.5/10.