remember Lincoln Park in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts as a
thrilling amusement park and a vibrant meeting place that served
them for nearly 100 years. But it was so much more. From the
clambake pavilion, to the roller-skating rink, to the sounds of the
big bands in the great ballroom, Lincoln Park was a magical part of
many lives. Friends met here. Romance blossomed here. Kids got their
first jobs here. Today the memories are so vivid that a sound, a
smell, a taste can bring back the magic and return us to a time when
the world was young and Lincoln Park was our great adventure.
The story of Lincoln Park - its
creation, development, heyday and demise - is a unique example of
Americana. Its existence, and its loss, is typical of a greater
nationwide trend that saw the dissolution of small amusement parks.
Lincoln Park Remembered is a journey back to those unforgettable
days and an important reminder of its value.
Lincoln Park Remembered contains
hundreds of black & white and colour photographs and scores of
personal memories spanning nearly 100 years. The authors have
presented the park's history in a documentary style - artfully
portraying its creation and development - combined with the drama
and romance that marked its legendary life. Remember the great
wooden roller coaster, the carousels, Kiddie Land, clam cakes and
clam bakes, dancing, bowling, skating, the Fun House and the Penny
Arcade. Remember Lincoln Park: "For the time of your life."