Thursday, July 7, 2011

It's Roller Coaster Season!

Now that the 4th Of July has come and gone, Summer is in full swing. Here are a few amusement park cards with great roller coasters, documenting bygone days of leisure.

The top card is from Venice Beach, an outpost of Los Angeles, California, with a postmark on the back of 1911 -- exactly 100 years ago. The amusement pier where this scenic railway was built burned down nine years later.

The bottom card is from the other coast, Nantasket Beach, Massachusetts, from about the same time period. This park survived until 1984. After it closed, the roller coaster, built in 1917, was dismantled and moved to Six Flags America Baltimore Washington.

Happy Summer Everyone!


Postcardy said...

You would never get me on one of those roller coasters.

Postcard Journeys said...

i'd like to try those roller coasters. :)

Sunshinelene said...

Roller coasters in the old times. ^^ Never been on one yet and am not sure if i am going to like to be in it one day. :)

nice cards.


Sreisaat said...

What would summer be like without the roller-coasters?!?!

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Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

It's a shame so many have disappeared. They probably seem a bit tame these days compared with modern rides, that's if they would even meet modern safety standards.

Postcard Perfect said...

I bet those places are always crwoded with people young and old alikes!

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viridian said...

Alas that many of these old wooden coasters are gone. Happy PFF, and remember Sunday Stamps.

dakotaboo said...

I could do roller-coasters as a kid, but these days even looking at one makes my stomach go all wobbly.