EDGAR STREIFTHAU: OHIO AMUSEMENT PARK FOUNDER – HIS STORY.

EdgarStreifthauHisStory[Book: Irene H. Wright – 1985 – 14x22cm – 146 Pages – Few B&W photos]. Edgar Streifthau started one of Ohio’s early amusement parks for a simple reason – water was too muddy after heavy rains for people to plunge into a swimming hole in a southwestern Ohio creek. In solving the problem of providing a clean place to swim, he ended up with LeSourdsville Lake Park, now known as Americana. But the poor farm boy with an eighth-grade education was never satisfied with just one project at a time. Here, Streifthau lets you share his experiences in creating that first park, and beyond. Features a chronological history of Streifthau’s major activities between 1913 and 1984. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Fair / Good.