Lakewood Park (Images of America) (Paperback)

Lakewood Park (Images of America) By The Guinan Family Cover Image
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Situated in the coal regions of northeast Pennsylvania, Lakewood Park was established in 1916 by the Guinan family as a place to bathe, picnic, and camp. It became known as a nature retreat for the nearby miners and their families, and it developed into the destination for swimming, amusement rides, skating, big band dances, boxing matches, ethnic celebrations, summer stock plays, and political banquets. The park boasted a 150-yard cement pool, hand-carved Spillman carousel, and grand ballroom. It was the host of the longest-running ethnic festival in Pennsylvania, Lithuanian Day, from 1914 to 1984. Using vintage images, Lakewood Park recalls the various festivals and celebrations, amusements rides, and celebrity performers, such as Dick Clark and Doris Day, that made the park an entertainment mecca for 68 years.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780738565781
ISBN-10: 0738565784
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: October 19th, 2009
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America