UNION PARK: A PLACE OF MEMORIES.

UnionPark[Book: Michael A. Boge – 1983 – 14x22cm – 120 Pages – 35 B&W photos]. Union Park (Dubuque, Iowa) was established in the late 1800s, and was the centre of amusements (including a wooden roller coaster) for old and young, from near and far. New ideas and plans were introduced with every season. People were happy. But on 9 July 1919, a brutal display by Mother Nature struck as a flash flood flushed through the park, taking almost everything – and everyone – with it. People were shocked! The park was rebuilt, but the memories of the flood, the arrival of the automobile and fading of the trolleys and other contributing factors caused Union Park to close in 1934. Chapter Points: Preface; In the Beginning; Stewart Park; Union Park; The Flood; The Revival; A New Beginning; Map; Pictures; Index; Bibliography. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Fair / Good.