Laugh Your Troubles Away: The Complete History of Riverview Park
Derek Gee and Ralph Lopez

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ISBN Number: 0967604516
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March 2000
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Riverview Park was Chicago's largest and best known amusement park. Although Riverview closed at the end of the 1967 season, it is still lovingly remembered by the citizens of Chicago. Laugh Your Troubles Away - The Complete History of Riverview Park, traces the changes and development of the park, as seen through antique maps, postcards, vintage ads, and rare, historic photographs taken by the park.

Laugh Your Troubles Away is the product of years of research by co-writer Derek Gee and personal experiences collected by Ralph Lopez, who worked at the park for 11 years. Ralph was the last manager of the Riverview's famous 'Shoot-the-Chutes' ride, and is one of the founding members of the National Amusement Park Historical Association (NAPHA). Ralph's vast knowledge of the park is blended with historical facts and photos from contemporary sources dating as early as 1879, including the Chicago Tribune, Billboard magazine for the amusement industry, and Riverview's own publicity photos. This unique mix makes Laugh Your Troubles Away the most comprehensive and factual history of Riverview available today.

Please note: Although these books are brand new, all books have a strip of wear down the right hand side of the front cover. This is due to the way the books have been stored by the publisher and is not delivery damage.

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