Chippewa Lake Park (Paperback)

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Description


In the 1880s, Oscar Townsend and the Cleveland, Lorain, & Wheeling Railroad developed a prosperous vacation resort, eventually called "Chippewa Lake Park," on the banks of Ohio's largest natural lake.


The Great Depression and extinction of interurban service crippled the park, but in 1937, Parker Beach purchased the resort, and it enjoyed a swinging Golden Age through 1969, as he kept the park's ballroom filled with dancers and famous bands. In 1978, after more than 100 years of operation, Chippewa Lake Park joined the ghostly ranks of the last traditional amusement parks. Chippewa Lake Park keeps the memory of one of Ohio's longest-lived and best-loved amusement parks alive through vintage images and captivating history.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780738532585
ISBN-10: 0738532584
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: May 24th, 2004
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)