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Every summer from 1904 to 1967, for 63 years, Riverviewthe world’s largest amusement parkopened its gates to millions of people from all walks of life. For three generations, the Schmidt’s family park offered rides, shows, food, and music to men, women, and especially children. Riverview survived depressions, two World Wars, labor disputes, Prohibition, and a World’s Fair that threatened to take a great deal of its business. Riverview Amusement Park tells the story of Riverview’s growth from 22 acres and three rides to 140 acres and more than 100 attractions. Through an extensive collection of never-before published images, author Dolores Haugh chronicles the tale of this impressive chapter of Chicago history. Known as the “Roller Coaster Capital of America,” Riverview remained a Chicago landmark until it was unexpectedly closed in 1967.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Series:||Images of America Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.48(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.36(d)|
About the Author
Ms. Haugh has been a journalist for more than 50 years. She was named “Woman of the Year” by the Illinois Women’s Press Association and a “Living Legend” by the Village of Mount Prospect. A founding member, past president, and director emeritus of the Mount Prospect Historical Society, she established three museums and many civic organizations. Riverview has been her favorite research project since 1967 when the park closed.
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*He sits* "You guys were my brothers." *His face fell and a tear fell out* "You were the best brothers i've had."