MountainParkIoA[Book: Jay Ducharme – 2008 – 16x23cm – 130 Pages – Many B&W photos]. Following Mountain Park’s (Holyoke, Massachusetts) opening in 1894 as a picturesque retreat on the side of Mount Tom, Mountain Park expanded and evolved into one of the most beloved amusement parks in New England. At the beginning of the 20th Century, Holyoke was the most prosperous community in the state, and the first planned industrial city in the United States. The city’s progress drew crowds of visitors to the park, and it gradually developed into a bustling destination. Although Mountain Park closed its gates in 1987, the echoes of laughter from generations of visitors still reverberate throughout the Pioneer Valley. Chapter Points: Introduction; Cow Pastures with Scenery; The Phoenix on the Mountain; The Valley Players; Soldiers Return; A Place for Families; Riding into the Sunset. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Excellent.

  • Derek Sailors

    I am a big fan of the smaller parks and this one has always fascinated me and is a park that i wished I was able to visit. I learned a lot about the early years which went back farther than I thought. Another solid IOA amusement park series book with the right blend of history photos and amusement park ride photos. Very worthy of your collection. I give this one a 8/10.