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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Accidental Drowning

Thursday, June 19, 1913
On this date in Rock Springs Park History, Fred Shone, aged 20 years, drowned while swimming in the pool at Rock Springs Park. Read more at http://rockspringspark.blogspot.com/2011/10/setting-record-straight-part-1.html.

Sunday, June 19, 1927

Also on this date in 1927, residents of Rochester, Pa, took a "Moonlight Excursion" on the Steamer Washington to Rock Springs.

For a round trip fare of $1.00 excursionists were carried to "Nature's Most Beautiful Park." The steamer advertised 2 cafeterias, popular prices, and 6 spacious decks. Elder's Dreamland Orchestra played on the "Beautiful Roof Garden" during this "Event of the Season."

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