Cedar Point (Images of America) (Paperback)

Cedar Point (Images of America) By David W. Francis, Diane Demali Francis Cover Image

Cedar Point (Images of America) (Paperback)


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A look into one of America's most beloved amusement parks and the story behind the historic Cedar Point.

In 1870, Louis Zistel began ferrying passengers from Sandusky to the Cedar Point Peninsula's beer garden and sandy beaches. In 1888, the Grand Pavilion was built, housing a massive theatre, bowling alley, photographic studio, and kitchen, and shortly thereafter, the resort's first roller coaster was installed. George Boeckling transformed the resort into a self-sufficient city and amusement park, but the park suffered badly in the 1930s economic depression. However, after Cedar Point changed hands several times in the 1950s, it became one of America's leading amusement parks. Today, the park is best known as the world's largest amusement park and the "Roller Coaster Capital of the World."

Product Details ISBN: 9780738532349
ISBN-10: 0738532347
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: April 21st, 2004
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America