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Fort George Amusement Park Washington Heights NY Photo Roller Coaster Moxie For Sale

Fort George Amusement Park Washington Heights NY Photo Roller Coaster Moxie
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Fort George Amusement Park Washington Heights NY Photo Roller Coaster Moxie:
$240.00

Original Fort George Amusement Park Washington Heights NY New York Photo Roller Coaster Moxie soda sign


Measures 8x10


Marked on back:

FROM THE COLLECTION

OF M.COHN BRONX N.Y.


HANDWRITTEN ON BACK:


Fort genge

197 Amsterdam Avenue 1902


History:

Fort George Amusement Park located in the neighborhoods of Washington Heights in upper Manhattan. Considered the "Coney Island of Harlem" the park was founded by Hollywood producer Joseph Schenk who later partnered with Marcus Loew to add a vaudeville stage and open Paradise Park. During its heyday the park had 3 roller coasters, 3 carousels, 2 Ferris wheels and a boat ride. Two of the roller coasters were developed by William Mangles of Coney Island fame. Despite the benefits provided to the residents of Washington Heights the park was closed in 1914 after a series of fires and never rebuilt due to the noise and high crime of the park. Only one ride survived the fires and demolition - Carousel #15



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