GeaugaLakeSunriseToSunset[Book: Tom Smolko with Joe Taylor – 2014 – 22x28cm – 116 Pages – Many B&W and colour photos]. The story of Geauga Lake Park – Northeast Ohio’s most famous amusement park – from its beginnings as a picnic grounds in 1872 to its gradual evolution into a nationally recognised megapark. The story continues with Geauga Lake Park’s almost inexplicable and rapid decline, leading to its 2007 demise. Chapter Points: Foreword (Tom Smolko); Acknowledgments (Joe Taylor); Introduction; The Early Years; A Legacy Is Born; Fun Times Begin; Water Wars!; The Park in Color; Killer Ambitions; A Giant Merger; Saved By The Enemy?; The End of the Line; Geauga Lake Today; Epilogue (+Auctioned Rides Report and Table of Rides). ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Excellent / Recommended.