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Monday, May 28, 2012

Hippodrome Added in 1910

Saturday, May 28, 1910

The Daily Times of Beaver, PA, reported on this date that Rock Springs Park had been a “veritable hive of industry. The grounds have received attention and hundreds of workmen have put the finishing touches to the mammoth Hippodrome – an entirely new amusement feature - the animals for which arrived at the park several days ago." Read the full article at http://rockspringspark.blogspot.com/2011/02/rock-springs-park-had-its-own.html.

Saturday, May 28, 1938

And on this date 28 years later, an all-day boat excursion to Rock Springs Park was planned for Ambridge Senior and Junior High school students. “It was announced today when tickets were put on sale in the two schools. The schools have chosen the large sidewheel steamer St. Paul for the event. She is scheduled to leave the American Bridge Company wharf at 10 a.m. with her cargo of students and teachers. Captains Fred Way, Sewickley and William Pollock, Beaver, are in charge of the boat.”

Read about other riverboat excursions at http://rockspringspark.blogspot.com/2011/08/river-excursions-past-and-present.html.

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