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Norumbega Park and Totem Pole Ballroom (Images of America) (Paperback)

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Throughout the early part of the 20th century, Norumbega Park in Newton, Massachusetts, was the ultimate destination for thrill-seekers and fun-lovers. For 66 years, the park by the Charles River defined recreation and romance. Located 12 miles west of Boston, Norumbega Park was designed to attract weekend ridership to the Commonwealth Avenue Street Railway trolley line. The park succeeded beyond what anyone imagined. From its grand opening in 1897 until the gates closed forever on Labor Day in 1963, the legendary park drew visitors from New England and beyond for family-friendly fun. Its attractions included canoeing, amusement rides, vaudeville shows, and a zoo, all in a carefully landscaped setting. Starting in 1930, the Totem Pole Ballroom, once called America's most beautiful ballroom, presented nationally renowned bands led by musicians including Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and Artie Shaw.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781467106337
ISBN-10: 146710633X
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: June 21st, 2021
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America