Greg Van Gompel's Excelsior Amusement Park: Playland of the Twin Cities PDF

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By Greg Van Gompel

Minneapolis roared into the Nineteen Twenties as an incredible city, however it lacked the type of outdoors entertainment amenities universal somewhere else around the state. In 1925, Fred W. Pearce brought the dual towns to his �Picnic Wonderland.� Crowds eagerly poured onto the shorelines of Lake Minnetonka via the trolley load. fortunately, Excelsior Park survived the nice melancholy and international warfare II at the power of its famous person acts. alterations within the sorts of transportation, mixed with concepts within the outdoors leisure similar to Disneyland and an getting older infrastructure, ultimately pressured the park to shut its gates.

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