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  1. Amusement Park Disasters

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    July 17, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

    Typically, when we hear about amusement park disasters today, they concern freak accidents on thrill rides. But many disasters in …
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  2. Mary’s Ostrich

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    July 10, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

    Many of today’s visitors to Elitch Gardens have no idea that Mary Elitch Long had a pet ostrich (which I …
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  3. Elitch Gardens: 1960 through Today

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    July 3, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

    Along with all the changes to American life in the 1960s came changes to Elitch Gardens. They readily responded to …
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  4. Turn of the Century Leisure & Recreation

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    June 26, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

    Around the turn of the century, several factors converged to spur a change in American leisure activities. Work hours decreased …
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  5. Twentieth Century Inventions

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    June 19, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

    There were so many inventions in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century that I could have filled ESCAPING YESTERDAY …
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  6. Early Twentieth Century Slang

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    June 5, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

    Today’s blog is a bit different from my norm. It’s more a list than a true blog but I hope …
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  7. A look at PTSD

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    May 29, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

    This week, in honor of Memorial Day, I want to spend a bit of time on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder …
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  8. The Trocadero Ballroom

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    May 22, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

    Although Mary Elitch Long had frowned on public dancing, changes occurred when John Mulvihill bought Elitch Gardens in 1916. Once …
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  9. The Spanish American War

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    May 15, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

    This week, in honor of Armed Forces Day (May 16) and my hero Caleb, I am focusing on the Spanish …
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  10. The Legacy of Mary Elitch Long

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    May 8, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

    Mary Elitch Long brought her own personality and grace to Elitch Gardens. Long known as the “Lady of the Gardens,” …
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