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Reader Shares Memories of Williams Grove & Shady Nook

Interestingly enough, the Remains of Williams Grove Amusement Park has been by far the most popular post on this site. Visitor Jack Reichart shared some great photos with me after commenting on the post and gave permission for me to share. What a fascinating peek into early 20th Century life in “The Grove”. Jack says: Some happy times at the Grove many years ago. My grandfather is the first man...

Knoebels Grove

Knoebels Grove 391 Knoebels Boulevard Elysburg, Pennsylvania submitted by: “wendyvee” Pennsylvania is proud to be home to “America’s Largest Free Admission Park” (the Travel Channel recently named it one of America’s Top 10 Parks)! Knoebels Grove is a wonderful mix of old and new — and it’s fun for visitors of all ages. With free admission and a pay-per-ride system,...

Vintage Fantasy Island Brochure

Vintage Fantasy Island Brochure Grand Island, New York submitted by: “wendyvee” No, this isn’t from the island home of Mr. Roarke and his plucky sidekick, Tattoo 🙂 I found this great 1966 Fantasy Island amusement park brochure in a local vintage shop (a great place that I will share with you in a future post). The graphic design is fun and I was curious about the Tarzan Zerbini feature;...

The Remains of Williams Grove

Williams Grove Flea Market (formerly Williams Grove Amusement Park) 1550 Williams Grove Road Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania submitted by: Wendyvee *note: the flea market inside the park no longer operates. The Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association (adjacent to the park) is still held every Sunday from dawn – 2pm Williams Grove Amusement Park closed in 2005 (87 or so years after the first rides...

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