Riverview: Gone But Not Forgotten 1904-1967
by Chuck Wlodarczyk
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ISBN Number: 0911694072
Number of Pages: 120
Publication Date: June
Riverview is gone, but not forgotten.
In the spring of 1967 it opened for what was to be its last season.
It closed its gates, as always, on Labor Day evening, supposedly to
open again in May, 1968, for its 65th season. In fact, the license
had been purchased that fall for the 65th season and also the new
sign had been painted and put up showing the opening date in 1968.
No one knows for sure why the park closed. Some feel that racial
problems closed the park, some say that the stockholders were
offered a good deal and didn't want to pass it up. Whatever the
reason, Riverview was sold to the dismay and sadness of millions.
The park was sold for approximately $6.5 million on October 3, 1967,
and never reopened. Interestingly enough today that $6.5 million
could not even rebuild the Bobs roller coaster.
Whatever reasons are given for the destruction of an era, the over
200 million visitors to Riverview Park will never forget the good
times they enjoyed there. Riverview is gone, but is not forgotten…
Condition: Very good.