NAPHA NEWS 179.

NAPHA179[Magazine Vol.30/No.5: 2008. 22x28cm − 20 Pages − Many B&W and colour photos]. Chapter Points: Idora Park in Oakland, California 1903-1929 (a 7-page feature detailing the park’s history and attractions). Boston’s Shoot-the-Chutes brawl/fracas of 1898. Coney Island Sawyer(?) Observatory +the history of Coney Island’s Iron Tower. New York’s Eldridge Park in 1983. Chicago’s Riverview Park in 1958. Dorney Park’s carrousel fire of 1983. Exposition Park in Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania: fire of 1908. Harry Guy Traver’s longest operating roller coaster is 1937’s “Le Cyclone” at the Paris Exposition [moved to] Morecambe Pleasure Park England 1938-1999/2000. Mark “IV” battle tanks offer 1920s rides. Haunting memories (photos: Paragon Park’s “Devil’s Mansion” in the 1970s, and Lincoln Park’s “Monster Ride” in 1983). [Front cover: New York Coney Island’s Iron Tower Observatory. Back cover: Dorney Park’s 1983 fire]. [visit NAPHA]