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Friday, September 7, 2012

Last Day of Operations

Thursday, September 7, 1905

The Richland Shield and Banner reports on “A merger of local street railway and electric lighting interests of this portion of the Ohio valley is in process of formation. The properties to be taken over are the East Liverpool railway, now operating in this city (Wellsville) and East Liverpool, and its two branches, the East Liverpool and Rock Springs street railway, running from East Liverpool to Chester, W. Va.; the electric lighting plants and power houses of the United Power company in East Liverpool and Chester and Rock Springs park, a large and valuable pleasure resort at Chester. Several million dollars are involved.” Read more at http://rockspringspark.blogspot.com/2011/07/trolley-merger.html.

Monday, September 7, 1970

This date was the last day of operation for Rock Springs Amusement. One final ride was taken on the Cyclone this Labor Day evening as the myriad of park lights were forever extinguished.

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