No trip to Ocean City, Maryland, is complete without a visit to Trimper's Rides. The unforgettable bright lights, carousel music, and elated screams from riders on the Tidal Wave are cherished memories for generations who return to the park annually. The evolution and success of Trimper's Rides embodies the American dream. It began when an enterprising German immigrant named Daniel B. Trimper and his large family took a chance on a little-known seaside town. They built a top-notch family-entertainment experience that continues to delight visitors today. The Trimpers rebuilt after storms, endured wartime challenges, and experienced periods of rapid growth and prosperity. Trimper's Rides chronicles this journey with nostalgic images of past attractions and the people who made Trimper's Rides the destination for family fun.
About the Author
Monica Thrash, a longtime resident of the Eastern Shore and proud supporter of the Ocean City Museum Society and the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture, has worked closely with Trimper's Rides while researching the fascinating history of the Trimper family. Brandon Seidl is the creator of ochh.net and cocreator of BillTracyProject.com. The many unique images in this book were selected from the Trimper's Rides archive and from private collections to capture the spirit of this beloved amusement park.