Created 13-Jan-09
Modified 13-Jan-09
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Williams Grove Amusement Park, Mechanicsburg, PA

Williams Grove, near Harrisburg, PA, has been a public gathering place since the middle of the 19th century – first as a picnic ground, then a fairgrounds, and, since 1928, an amusement park. Its 65-foot tall wooden roller coaster was built in the early 1930s and operated for more than 70 years, until the park closed permanently at the end of the 2005 season. By the time I got there, in August 2008, most of the rides and other park equipment had been auctioned off, so what you see in my photos is just the shell of what for many generations must have been a wonderful summertime place to go.

Link: Pictures of the park in operation

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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Places of Interest
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Keywords:Williams Grove, abandoned, amusement park, carnival, rides, roller coaster

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