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Idlewild Park - Idlewild: History and Memories of Pennsylvania's Oldest Amusement Park (Landmarks)
Idlewild: History and Memories of Pennsylvania's Oldest Amusement Park

Idlewild Park

Idlewild and SoakZone has charmed people across Western Pennsylvania and beyond since the late 1800s. The park was developed by Pittsburgh's Mellon family as a picnic grove to boost traffic on the Ligonier Valley Rail Road. When C.C. Macdonald took the helm in 1931, rides, entertainment and other attractions came to Idlewild over the next half century, along with the adjacent Story Book Forest. After joining the Kennywood family of amusement parks, Idlewild added a Wild West town, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood of Make-Believe and a water slide complex. Author Jennifer Sopko tells the heartwarming history of a Pennsylvania amusement park that continues to delight generations of families.

  • ASIN: 1467119547
Idlewild Park - Idlewild (PA) (Images of America)
Idlewild (PA) (Images of

Idlewild Park

Located in the scenic Laurel Highlands of western Pennsylvania, America's third oldest amusement park, Idlewild, was founded in 1878 as a picnic ground along the Ligonier Valley Rail Road. Its tranquil setting quickly established Idlewild as the premier place for church, school, and corporate picnics, as well as a recreational getaway for families. Idlewild added new amusements and facilities as its crowds continued to grow, but it always strove to maintain the picturesque landscape of the site. Soon a full-fledged amusement park was in operation, with throngs of visitors disembarking the trains from such places as Latrobe, Greensburg, and Pittsburgh.Home to unique attractions like Story Book Forest, the Rollo Coaster, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood of Make-Believe, and the SoakZone, Idlewild has been the backdrop for generations of fond memories. Idlewild's proximity to the Lincoln Highway helped the park survive the abandonment of the railroad, and careful development by the Mellon and Macdonald families and the Kennywood Entertainment Company continue to help it thrive. This collection of photographs tells the story of how one of America's most beautiful theme parks has grown throughout the years.

  • Brand: Brand: Arcadia Publishing
  • ASIN: 0738535648
Idlewild Park - Idlewild and Woodland Park, Michigan an African American Remembers
Idlewild and Woodland Park, Michigan an African American

Idlewild Park

Idlewild and Woodland Park, Michigan is one of the countries first African American resorts, owned and operated by African Americans. This book is a historical compilation of interviews conducted during the summers of 1994 and 1995 with some of the few original owners or families still holding property ownership in Idlewild and Woodland Park, Michigan The reader will see some of the individuals whose families helped to create these two beautiful communities by telling their family's history. Idlewild and Woodland Park, Michigan "An African American Remembers" will let the reader travel in time from the 1900's.

  • Brand: Brand: Run With It
  • ASIN: 0615217222
  • Part No: black & white illustrations
Idlewild Park - Idlewild:  The  Black  Eden  of Michigan   (MI)   (Images of America)
Idlewild: The Black Eden of Michigan (MI) (Images of

Idlewild Park

Once considered the most famous African-American resort community in the country, Idlewild was referred to as the Black Eden of Michigan in the 1920s and '30s, and as the Summer Apollo of Michigan in the 1950s and '60s. Showcasing classy revues and interactive performances of some of the leading black entertainers of the period, Idlewild was an oasis in the shadows of legal segregation. Idlewild: Black Eden of Michigan focuses on this illustrative history, as well as the decline and the community's contemporary renaissance, in over 200 rare photographs. The lively legacy of Lela G. and Herman O. Wilson, and Paradise Path is included, featuring images of the Paradise Club and Wilson's Grocery. Idlewild continued its role as a distinctive American resort throughout the 1950s, with photographs ranging from Phil Giles' Flamingo Club and Arthur Braggs's Idlewild Revue.

  • Brand: Brand: Arcadia Publishing
  • ASIN: 0738518905
Idlewild Park - Idlewild: The Rise, Decline, and Rebirth of a Unique African American Resort Town
Idlewild: The Rise, Decline, and Rebirth of a Unique African American Resort

Idlewild Park

In 1912, white land developers founded Idlewild, an African American resort community in western Michigan. Over the following decades, the town became one of the country’s foremost vacation destinations for the black middle class, during its peak drawing tens of thousands of visitors annually and hosting the era’s premier entertainers, such as The Four Tops, Della Reese, Brook Benton, and George Kirby. With the civil rights movement and the resulting expansion of recreation options available to African Americans, Idlewild suffered a sharp social and economic decline, and by the early 1980s the town had become a struggling retirement community in the midst of financial and political crises. Meticulously researched and unearthing never-before-seen historical material, Ronald J. Stephens’s book examines the rapid rise and decline of this pivotal landmark in African American and leisure history, in the process exploring intersections among race, class, tourism, entertainment, and historic preservation in the United States. Featuring a wealth of fieldwork on contemporary Idlewild, the book also takes a candid look at recent revitalization efforts and analyzes the possibilities for a future resurgence of this national treasure.

  • ASIN: 0472035908
Idlewild Park - Any and All Graphics IDLEWILD Park 4
Any and All Graphics IDLEWILD Park 4"x18" American Flag Arrow Shaped Rustic Antique Vintage Look Composite Aluminum Novelty décor

Idlewild Park

4"x18" 1/8" thick composite (PVC plastic center with outer faces aluminum) with full color direct printed high resolution image to give look of a vintage sign. This sign is not actually vintage and will not rust. NOTE** THERE ARE NO HOLES OR HANGERS**. These can easily be drilled and double sided tape and tape hanging products work well.

  • Brand: Any and All Graphics
  • ASIN: B07JVBW11T
  • Part No: IDELWILE BROOKE 10CITYFL
Idlewild Park - Doc Susie: The True Story of a Country Physician in the Colorado Rockies
Doc Susie: The True Story of a Country Physician in the Colorado

Idlewild Park

Recounts how Dr. Anderson overcame tuberculosis and initial reluctance among her patients to establish a long and respected career

  • ASIN: 0962789658
Idlewild Park - The Ligonier Valley Rail Road (Images of Rail)
The Ligonier Valley Rail Road (Images of

Idlewild Park

To provide his sons with an opportunity to create a new business, Judge Thomas Mellon agreed in August 1877 to invest in a short line railroad that would connect Ligonier to the Pennsylvania Railroad in Latrobe. Four months later, the Ligonier Valley Rail Road (LVRR), a 10.6-mile-long line, was completed and began transporting passengers and freight between Ligonier and Latrobe. The viable transportation the LVRR provided to Pittsburgh markets immediately spurred lumber and quarry industries in Ligonier Valley and later coal mining and coke production. Also, to increase ridership, Judge Mellon built Idlewild Park on 350 acres near Ligonier in 1878. By its end in 1952, the LVRR had hauled more than 30 million tons of freight out of the valley. Equally impressive, because of the popularity of Idlewild Park and the growing tourism in Ligonier Valley, nine million passengers rode LVRR’s rails over its 75 years of operation. Mellon’s short line railroad stimulated an economic boom in Ligonier Valley and propelled it into the 20th century.

  • ASIN: 1467120812
  • Part No: , black & white illustrations
Idlewild Park - Ligonier Valley   (PA)  (Images of America)
Ligonier Valley (PA) (Images of

Idlewild Park

Nestled in the hills of western Pennsylvania, the Ligonier Valley has always had an air of mystery about it. The small towns and rolling countryside bear little witness to all that has occurred here. A fort was built but decayed and disappeared before being reconstructed recently. Many people have made significant contributions to the town and beyond, although time has lost many of their stories. The valley became an early industrial center with the growth of lumbering, mining, and iron production until the best resources were spent and these industries dwindled. Using hundreds of rare photographs, author Sally Shirey tells the story of this beautiful, historic area. In Ligonier Valley, readers can see the valley as it stood many years ago. After making the steep descent of Laurel Mountain, many pioneers were content to stay and build their lives in the valley. In 1758, the army of Gen. John Forbes erected Fort Ligonier. John Ramsey laid out the town of Ligonier around a public square called the Diamond. The influx of people, thanks to the Ligonier Valley Rail Road, gave rise to the hospitality industry in the valley. The Hotel Breniser, Ligonier Springs Hotel, and Kissell Springs Hotel were among those that served tourists and residents alike. Idlewild Park, dating from the 1870...

  • Brand: Brand: Arcadia Publishing
  • ASIN: 0738505358
Idlewild Park - Leora/Idlewild Park
Leora/Idlewild Park

Idlewild Park

  • ASIN: B07S4BW2ZN
Idlewild Park - Idlewild : History and Memories of Pennsylvania's Oldest Amusement Park
Idlewild : History and Memories of Pennsylvania's Oldest Amusement

Idlewild Park

Idlewild Park - Idlewild (DVD)
Idlewild (DVD)

Idlewild Park

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Idlewild Park - Wonder Park (Blu-ray + DVD)
Wonder Park (Blu-ray + DVD)

Idlewild Park

Idlewild Park - Idlewild and Woodland Park, Michigan an African American Remembers
Idlewild and Woodland Park, Michigan an African American

Idlewild Park

Idlewild Park - Idlewild (CD)
Idlewild (CD)

Idlewild Park

Idlewild Park - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (DVD)
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Idlewild Park

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Idlewild Park - Idlewild South (Vinyl)
Idlewild South (Vinyl)

Idlewild Park

Idlewild Theme Park 2019 Tour & Review with The Legend

Idlewild Park

Join most of the In The Loop staff (Hyde, The Legend, Drew The Intern & Ranger) as they show you around the Idlewild theme park in Western Pennsylvania. This unique park features two roller coasters, a story book forest area, soakzone waterpark, classic rides and the Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood ...

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