A huge thank you to all those who made our Spring Forward … Think Back: Horsing Around, Rhode Island’s Horse Racing Heyday such a success. On a beautiful evening last week, “Horsing Around” brought hundreds out to the Aldrich House to enjoy exhibits, games, food and drinks, and much more, with proceeds benefiting the RIHS’s … Continue reading Thank You!
A Visit to the Spring Lake Arcade
Our dream as a 10-year-old was finally coming true: An arcade all to ourselves, with the kindly, kid-at-heart manager rigging up free games and letting us run wild. Pick a prize, any prize. And there was even a grown-up bonus: We got to take a picture of our boss in the funhouse mirror! The only thing missing was a personal cotton candy machine and a Del’s cart following every step of the way.
The (Carousel) Horse Whisperer
Part archivist, part carny, and part mechanic, 82-year-old Ed Serowik has been working on or around the Crescent Park Carousel since 1948.
Rocky Point Trivia
Created by George LaCross and shared with permission. Growing up near an amusement park in East Providence, rides are in my blood. I am editor of www.laffinthedark.com, and a partner in the production of two DVD documentaries about dark rides. I am also focused on the promotion of Rocky Point State Park, producing a series of … Continue reading Rocky Point Trivia
The Cat/Fish of Rocky Point and Crescent Park (Part I)
If there were two roller coasters that captured the imagination of Rhode Islanders in the 1960s into the early 1970s, they were the Wildcat at Rocky Point Park in Warwick and the Flying Fish at Crescent Park in East Providence.