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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Serious Accident and Entertaining Acts

Wednesday, June 17, 1908

On this day in Rock Springs Park history, Miss Alice Beaulean, of Hinds Street, Rochester, met with a serious accident while attending Rock Springs Park. "She, with several friends, were enjoying a ride on the Shoot the Shoots [sic] and was thrown to the bottom of the boat in some manner the ligaments of her liver were torn loose. She was brought to Rochester last evening and conveyed to her home in a carriage, and said to be resting as easy as could be expected." See a Chutes Ride in action at http://rockspringspark.blogspot.com/2011/06/ouch.html.

Sunday, June 17, 1928

On a lighter note, on this day The "Big Free Act" Fink's Comedy Circus with trained mules, ponies and dogs appeared in Rock Springs Park. "Famous Trick Mules, Wall-Scaling Police Dogs, Clowns, Ponies, Monkeys - A Real One-Ring Circus."

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