OmahasPeonyParkIoA[Book: Carl D. Jennings – 2001/02 – 16x23cm – 128 Pages – Many B&W photos]. What began in 1919 as a modest gas station and restaurant on famous Lincoln Highway, Peony Park (Omaha, Nebraska) would grow to become the best-known entertainment oasis in Omaha history. Eventually blossoming into a beer garden and ballroom, and with the addition of a swimming pool in 1926, Peony also became the official headquarters for the Lawrence Welk Band in the 1930s. All of this ensured the park’s popularity. Peony Amusement Park lasted 75-years, and during that time people travelled from all over the country to ride the rides, soak up the atmosphere and admire the colourful valley. Chapter Points: The Early Years 1919–1959; The ‘50s and ‘60s; The ‘70s and ‘80s; The End and the Beginning; Epilogue – The Legend Returns. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.