Explore the 100-year history of Crystal Beach Park.
The sounds, scents and screams that emanated from the
midway spanned many generations and eras.
Crystal Beach Park: A Century of Screams presents the
growth and development of Crystal Beach and the people behind the park from its
start as a picnic grove in 1890 to a major amusement park through its 1989
All of the rides
that populated the midway through the century are presented with more than 300
vintage photographs, including more than 30 color images and blueprints. The
midway was known for offering a smorgasbord of rides that ranged from the
sedate to the sadistic.
Printed on high quality stock, this 262-page book
includes a comprehensive index and bibliography. Other features of this book
details about more than 100 of the park’s major rides. For example, did you
know that there was an attraction that debuted in 1910 called Trip to the North
blueprints of the Comet, Magic Carpet, Laff in the Dark, Caterpillar and the
famous dance hall.
site plans that illustrate the many physical changes throughout the park over
The book‘s format is quite user-friendly. The wealth of
information and vintage photographs are meticulously arranged in chronological
eras. The presentation allows readers to explore the evolution of this magical
place, from its modest beginning as a picnic grove to a major entertainment
262 pages ISBN:978-0-9796632-3-9