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Lost Wonderland - The Brief and Brilliant Life of Boston's Million Dollar Amusement Park (Paperback) Loot Price: R377
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Lost Wonderland - The Brief and Brilliant Life of Boston's Million Dollar Amusement Park (Paperback): Stephen R. Wilk

Lost Wonderland - The Brief and Brilliant Life of Boston's Million Dollar Amusement Park (Paperback)

Stephen R. Wilk

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If you take Boston's Blue Line to its northern end, you'll reach the Wonderland stop. Few realize that a twenty-three-acre amusement park once sat nearby -- the largest in New England, and grander than any of the Coney Island parks that inspired it. Opened in Revere on Memorial Day in 1906 to great fanfare, Wonderland offered hundreds of thousands of visitors recreation by the sea, just a short distance from downtown Boston. The story of the park's creation and wild, but brief, success is full of larger-than-life characters who hoped to thrill attendees and rake in profits. Stephen R. Wilk describes the planning and history of the park, which featured early roller coasters, a scenic railway, a central lagoon in which a Shoot-the-Chutes boat plunged, an aerial swing, a funhouse, and more. Performances ran throughout the day, including a daring Fires and Flames show; a Wild West show; a children's theater; and numerous circus acts. While nothing remains of what was once called "Boston's Regal Home of Pleasure" and the park would close in 1910, this book resurrects Wonderland by transporting readers through its magical gates.

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Imprint: University of Massachusetts Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2020
Authors: Stephen R. Wilk
Dimensions: 229 x 152mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-1-62534-558-5
Categories: Books > Sport & Leisure > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of other lands
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Earth & environment > Regional & area planning > Urban & municipal planning > General
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > History of other lands
LSN: 1-62534-558-5
Barcode: 9781625345585

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