Cascade Park, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

Cascade Park, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)


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Cascade Park, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series) by Anita DeVivo, Lawrence County Historical Society

Since its opening in 1897, Cascade Park has welcomed thousands of visitors to its picnic grove, summer cottages, mineral springs, dance pavilion, swimming pool, baseball field, zoo, boat rides, outdoor theater, fireworks, and numerous other amusements. The park is an unusually beautiful natural setting with Big Run Falls, Cat Rocks, a gorge, rolling hills, shady walkways, and even a ginkgo tree or two. In the 1890s, when it was called a trolley park, crowds of visitors arrived by streetcar. Eventually automobiles took over, and the roller coaster was dismantled to make space for a parking lot. Today automobiles spill out of the parking lot once a year when more than 1,000 vintage cars travel to the Back to the 50’s Weekend, now in its 25th year. This and other family-oriented events continue the tradition of good times in Cascade Park.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738573168
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 08/17/2010
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,219,259
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Anita DeVivo is the author of New Castle and Mahoningtown and coauthor of Lawrence County. The Lawrence County Historical Society’s archives and its John Hitch Collection furnished most of the photographs in Cascade Park.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Brinton Park 9

2 Cascade Park 15

3 Rides 29

4 Attractions 43

5 The Dance Pavilion 61

6 Events 71

7 Changes 83

8 Winter in the Park 91

9 Scenes 103

Bibliography 126

Index 127

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