Remains of Hanson’s amusement park fall to wrecking cranes

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Remains of Hanson’s amusement park fall to wrecking cranes

Post by lvrr325 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:40 pm

HARVEYS LAKE — On an unseasonably warm autumn afternoon, just 19 days before it ceased to exist, 16-year-old local history buff Brian Orbin took a last tour of the skeletal remains of the amusement park that captured his imagination.
A week ago — Saturday, Nov. 15 — wrecking crews from Stell Enterprises eradicated what was left of the park, including the historic pavilion and the ballroom where everyone from local celebrities like Eddie Day and the StarFires and Joe Nardone and the All-Stars to nationally famous acts like the Supremes and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons once graced the stage.
The park started out as the Lehigh Valley Railroad picnic grounds in the early 1890s, featuring a huge dance and picnic pavilion.


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Re: Remains of Hanson’s amusement park fall to wrecking cran

Post by TB Diamond » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:54 pm

One of the very few locations where a railroad passed through a roller coaster structure.
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Re: Remains of Hanson’s amusement park fall to wrecking cran

Post by JimBoylan » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:24 pm

Did anyone save the Wilkes Barre Rwys. fare registers used in the admission booths?

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