OHIO’S AMUSEMENT PARKS IN VINTAGE POSTCARDS.

OhiosAmusementParksIoA[Book: David W. & Diane Demali Francis – 2002 – 16x23cm – 128 Pages – Many B&W postcards]. By 1912, there were 54 amusement parks in Ohio. They came in all sizes, and some, like Cleveland’s White City, seemed to be courted by bad luck from the beginning, and folded after a few disappointing seasons. Others, like Youngstown’s Idora Park, enjoyed long lives and fostered beloved memories but eventually closed in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. A few, like Sandusky’s Cedar Point, have grown to be considered among the greatest amusement parks in the world. But most are now forgotten. Chapter Points: The Golden Age of Ohio Amusement Parks: 1895-1919; The Uneven Prosperity of the 1920s and the End of the Golden Age; Depression, War and Partial Recovery: The 1930s and ’40s; The Demise of the Traditional Amusement Park and the Rise of the Super Park: 1950s and ’60s. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.