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The Heart of the Carousel–Restoring its Organ

The carousel (merry-go-round) is seldom seen today, but 100 years ago they were found everywhere.  Many towns and most big cities had a municipal carousel and every carnival or fairground had one.  Many carousels were dismantled and moved frequently.  All traveling shows had to pack up the carousel and move it to the next town where it would be an attraction for thousands of people to come enjoy the fair or carnival.  The original carousels were quite fancy and were really over the top in decoration and color, mirrors and electric lights even before electricity became common.

1909 Carousel

A Carousel as seen in 1909

People really enjoyed riding a carousel but [

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August 2, 2011   No Comments