LAUGH YOUR TROUBLES AWAY: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF RIVERVIEW PARK.

LaughYourTroublesAwayRiverview[Book: Derek Gee & Ralph Lopez – 2000 – 21x27cm – 166 Pages – Many B&W photos, diagrams and maps]. A product of years of research by Derek Gee and the personal experiences of Ralph Lopez, who worked at the park for 11 years, make this the most comprehensive and factual history of Riverview (Chicago, Illinois) available today. It traces the development of the park as seen through postcards, vintage ads, and photographs taken by the park. Chapter Points: Acknowledgments; Before Riverview; Riverview is Born; Expansion!; Riverview Exposition Park; Thieves In the Park; Goodbye Riverview Exposition, Hello Riverview Park!; The War Years; The Roaring Twenties; The Depression Years; Post-War Riverview; The Turbulent Sixties; Appendix. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Excellent / Recommended.