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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Book Release Date

I have been given a release date of late May for Images of America: Rock Springs Park and just wanted to take a moment and thank all of those people who have taken the time to share their Rock Springs Park stories and photos with me.

This adventure began four years ago when I started writing a middle grades novel which takes place in the 1970s and uses the then defunct amusement park in Chester, West Virginia as a backdrop.

Organizing my notes on this blog has allowed me to reconnect with my roots and has given me the opportunity to hear from some old friends and new acquaintances, and for that I am grateful.

This truly has been a wonderful journey!

2 comments:

KEVIN said...

I am anxiously awaiting this book. My grandparents lived next door to the park and I have many great memories of it. I plan on getting one for myself and one for my mother who grew up beside the park.

Average Joe said...

Kevin,

You will not be disappointed! The book covers the entire history of the park with never-before-seen pictures from a one-time park photographer and a gentleman from Forest Hills, PA and his eight photo albumns of Rock Sprngs Park postcards and pictures. The park's entire history is covered as well, from the Native Americans to Motown's J.J Walker and the All Stars.

Enjoy!

Joe