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Maryland's Amusement Parks (Images of America Series)
     

Maryland's Amusement Parks (Images of America Series)

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by Jason Rhodes
 

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From Ferris wheels to roller coasters to tunnels of love, everyone has a favorite amusement park memory. For nearly 130 years, many of those memories have been made at Maryland’s amusement parks. Today, only five exist, but throughout history, nearly three dozen have been part of Maryland’s landscape. Images of America: Maryland’s Amusement

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From Ferris wheels to roller coasters to tunnels of love, everyone has a favorite amusement park memory. For nearly 130 years, many of those memories have been made at Maryland’s amusement parks. Today, only five exist, but throughout history, nearly three dozen have been part of Maryland’s landscape. Images of America: Maryland’s Amusement Parks offers a glimpse of those parks and how they helped millions quench their thirst for recreation.
Maryland’s first recorded amusement park, Cabin John Park in Montgomery County, opened in 1876, serving as a training ground for such industry luminaries as Scenic Railway and roller coaster pioneer L.A. Thompson and carousel carver Gustav Dentzel. More than a century later, Maryland’s oldest park, Trimper’s Rides and Amusements in Ocean City, is a virtual museum of amusement park history with operating rides dating to 1902. Some favorite parks, including Glen Echo, Gwynn Oak, Pen Mar, Tolchester Beach, and The Enchanted Forest, did not last as long, but their memories live on through more than
200 images in this volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738517957
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,273,287
Product dimensions:
3.86(w) x 11.36(h) x 0.32(d)

Meet the Author


Author Jason Rhodes, award-winning journalist and photographer, is a lifelong resident of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. His past works have included a travel guide and visual history of his native Somerset County.

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Maryland's Amusement Parks (Images of America Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
5carousel More than 1 year ago
I was born and raised in Baltimore and this book brought back so many childhood memories of amusement parks that we went to. I lot of happy times were spent at some of these amusement parks. What family times we had! It's not just a book about amusement parks, but a book of history for Maryland. It tells what was going on history wise while showing off and describing the amusement parks.