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Exploring the Kennywood Park Collection

  View of the entrance to the Racer, 1919. Kennywood Park Records, Detre Library & Archives at the History Center. History Center Launches NEH-Funded Kennywood Grant The Heinz History Center’s…

Luna’s Legacy: Remembering a Different Trip to the Moon

  Newspaper headline on the morning of September 14, 1959. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 14, 1959. On Sept. 14, 1959, Pittsburghers woke up to a dramatic headline splashed across the front…

Manufacturing Thrills: The Legacy of Western Pennsylvania’s Roller Coaster Pioneers

  Sometimes the research for one story naturally leads into another. While working through collections related to a recent post about lost amusement parks, I came across this great image…

Last Ride of Summer: West View Park and the Nostalgia for Lost Amusement Parks

  Beware the Ides of March, a seer warned Julius Caesar. For classic amusement parks, the day of reckoning often occurred in the weeks following Labor Day, when summer’s end…

Locating Luna Park

  This excerpt from Luna: Pittsburgh’s Original Lost Kennywood follows Frederick Ingersoll in choosing a site to build Luna Park after his first two deals fell through. Late in 1904…

An Amusement Park in Miniature

Frank Salisbury and his miniature amusement park. The thrills of the amusement park have delighted Americans for generations. Many amusement parks were built in the late 1800s and early 1900s…