Remembering Benson's Wild Animal Farm
by Bob Goldsack
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ISBN Number: 1-880545-05-5
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Midway Publications

Nostalgia buffs will enjoy reading about Benson's Wild Animal Farm and Circus, which was founded in the 1920s by John T. Benson, an Englishman and dealer in exotic animals. On a Sunday, parents and eager children would travel on the Jungle Train from Boston to visit the farm. The train ride and admission to the farm were covered by a combination ticket. The train would be welcomed by a white robed figure sitting on a camel. Many historic photographs will bring back memories. The park, which later changed its name to the New England Playworld, closed in 1987.
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