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  1. Elitch Gardens’ Carousel #51

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    September 11, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

    In 1928, the original 1906 carousel at Elitch Gardens was replaced. Owner John Mulvihill ordered the ride from the Philadelphia …
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  2. The Early Denver Zoo

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    September 4, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

    The Denver Zoo was established in 1896, its creation spurred by a decades long love of menageries by local residents. …
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Carousel Number 6

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    April 17, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

    Carousel Number 6, the sixth carousel produced by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, was purchased by Tom and Mary Long for …
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  10. Roller Coasters–The Golden Age and Beyond

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    March 27, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

    This week, I continue my exploration of roller coasters as we move from early coaster history through the golden age …
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