KnoebelsWithAHeart[Book: Harry J. Deitz – 2001 – 23x29cm – 218 Pages – Many B&W photos]. Knoebels (Elysburg, Pennsylvania) is an amusement park steeped in history. This book marks the 75th anniversary of one of the most popular traditional family resorts in America. Chapter Points: In the Beginning; A New Swimming Pool; An Investment in the Future; Henry and the Gang: The Family Tree; A Good Start in the Amusement Industry; Carousels, Organs, Covered Bridges; Rapid Growth Continues; The Fabulous ’60s; An Eventful Decade – The ’70s; A Time to Celebrate; Keeping Up With the Times; 1985: The Year of the Phoenix; The Flume and the Sklooosh; Building the Twister; A Year to Remember. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.

  • Derek Sailors

    Knoebels is by far my all time favorite amusement park for so many reasons. This book does an amazing job at sharing the deep family history of the park up through the early 2000’s. The park is a true expression of family working together and running the park the way all parks should be run. Lots of photos can be found as well. Not a perfect 10 but well worth adding to your collection. I rate it a 8.5/10