RockSpringsParkIoA[Book: Joseph A. Comm – 2010 – 17x24cm – 130 Pages – Many B&W photos]. Rock Springs Park (Chester, West Virginia) remained a landmark along the Lincoln Highway in Chester until 1970. In its heyday, this panhandle playground captivated 20,000 visitors daily with attractions including the World’s Greatest Scenic Railway, Leap the Dips, Shoot-the-Chutes, the Figure Eight Coaster, the Cyclone Roller Coaster, Lusse Bumper Cars, Big Eli Wheel, Kiddie Cars, Aeroplane Ride, Octopus, Whip, and a hand-carved 1927 Dentzel Carousel. Chapter Points: Acknowledgments; Introduction; The Allure of Rock Springs -Earliest History 1889; J.E. McDonald Years (1890-1899); C.A. Smith Years (1900-1925); C.C. and Grace MacDonald Years (1926-1934); Robert and Virginia Hand Years (1935-1970); A Long Farewell (1971-1974); The Magic Lives On (1975-Present). ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.

  • Derek Sailors

    I found this selection one of my favorite books within the Images of America amusement park series. One thing the book did was do a great job on focusing the photos on all aspects of the park from the beginnings with the gardens, creek and lake to lots of great photos and info on the rides then a good deal of photos after the park closed. I do recommend this one. I give it a 7.5/10.