Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Seaside - Fun Town - 1967

One of the oldest Seaside Amusement complexes, Freeman U.S.A. ( now Funtown Pier ) was destroyed by a boardwalk inferno in 1955. Beach property was too valuable to remain undeveloped, and in short time Funtown USA emerged from the ashes. Lost in the fire was the hand-carved Dentzel Carousel. This 1967 photo shows the Sky Ride, an elevated monorail that was added to the new amusement center. It also depicts the children's' favorite- the miniature railroad.

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