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INDIANAPOLIS AMUSEMENT PARKS, 1903-1911: LANDSCAPES ON THE EDGE

By Connie J. Zeigler

Abstract

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)In May 1906, Wonderland Amusement Park opened its gates on East Washington Street in Indianapolis to reveal its 125-foot tall “Electric Tower,” a tree-top “Scenic Railway,” and dozens of other thrilling and fantastical attractions. Indianapolis now had a Coney Island of its own. Even more amazing, by the end of the month, two more Coney-Island-style amusement parks had opened in the city. This thesis examines three Indianapolis parks: Wonderland Amusement Park, White City Amusement Park and Riverside Amusement Park and their impacts on the city of Indianapolis in the first years of the twentieth century

Topics: amusement parks, Indianapolis, Indianapolis (Ind.) -- History, Amusement parks -- Indiana -- Indianapolis -- History, White City Amusement Park (Indianapolis, Ind.), Wonderland Amusement Park (Indianapolis, Ind.), Riverside Amusement Park (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:scholarworks.iupui.edu:1805/1595
Provided by: IUPUIScholarWorks

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