FANTASY FARM AMUSEMENT PARK.

FantasyFarm[Book: Scott E. Fowler – 2014 – 17x24cm – 98 Pages – Many colour photos]. Not many developers would build an amusement park next door to the successful LeSourdsville Lake Amusement Park in Ohio, but Edgar Streifthau was a one-of-a-kind man in Butler County. Streifthau, the original owner of LeSourdsville, was forced to sell his beloved park, but he still had the amusement-park bug, and in 1963 he built Fantasy Farm directly next to LeSourdsville. Fantasy Farm’s audience was young children, and the concept was successful for decades. The two parks coexisted for 28 years despite periodically appearing in court opposite each other. In 1982, Streifthau sold Fantasy Farm to local carnival owner William Johnson, who ran the park for another decade before finally closing Fantasy Farm in 1991 and selling off its assets. Chapter Points: Acknowledgments; Introduction; The Fantasy Begins; The Farm Really Does Exist; It Was a Kid’s World; The Fantasy Continues; The Big Rides; The Fantasy Ends. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.