woven into the summer fabric of Western New York and Southern Ontario,
the midway at Crystal Beach Park provided thrills for untold millions
from 1890 through 1989. Crystal Beach Park: A Century of Screams explores the modest picnic grove beginnings of the park, its growth into a major amusement center, and its decline and demise.
Screams explores the physical growth and development of the park and the rides that populated the midway throughout its 100 seasons marked by watershed events in the park’s history. . .this one is for the ride enthusiasts, folks.
Crystal Beach Park: A Century of Screams is highlighted with...
. . . over 300 photographs and illustrations from museum archives and private collections
. . . original blueprints
. . . twenty full color pages
. . . unique site plans that illustrate the physical changes of the park and also provide frames of reference for select photographs
. . . over 500 references to newspapers, amusement industry periodicals
and journals, census records, city directories, and books
262 8.5"x11" pages, soft cover, professionally printed on premium, heavy bond, gloss paper.
Library of Congress Control Number: 2011915282