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Denver S Lakeside Amusement Park

Author : David Forsyth
ISBN : 9781607324317
Genre : History
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Denver's Lakeside Amusement Park details the history of Lakeside, exploring how it has managed to remain in business for more than a century (something fewer than thirty amusement parks have accomplished) and offers a unique view on larger changes in society and the amusement park industry itself. Once nicknamed White City in part for its glittering display of more than 100,000 lights, the park opened in 1908 in conjunction with Denver's participation in the national City Beautiful movement. It was a park for Denver elites, with fifty different forms of amusement, including the Lakeshore Railway and the Velvet Coaster, a casino, a ballroom, a theater, a skating rink, and avenues decorated with Greek statues. But after metropolitan growth, technological innovation, and cultural shifts in Denver, it began to cater to a working-class demographic as well. Additions of neon and fluorescent lighting, roller coasters like the Wild Chipmunk, attractions like the Fun House and Lakeside Speedway, and rides like the Scrambler, the Spider, and most recently the drop tower Zoom changed the face and feel of Lakeside between 1908 and 2008. The park also has weathered numerous financial and structural difficulties but continues to provide Denverites with affordable, family-friendly amusement today. To tell Lakeside's story, Forsyth makes use of various primary and secondary sources, including Denver newspapers, Denver's official City Beautiful publication Municipal Facts, Billboard magazine, and interviews with people connected to the park throughout its history. Denver's Lakeside Amusement Park is an important addition to Denver history that will appeal to anyone interested in Colorado history, urban history, entertainment history, and popular culture, as well as to amusement park aficionados.

Polly Pry

Author : Julia Bricklin
ISBN : 9781493034406
Genre : History
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In 1900, the young and beautiful Leonel Ross Campbell became the first female reporter to work for the Denver Post. As the journalist known as Polly Pry, she ruffled feathers when she worked to free a convicted cannibal and when she battled the powerful Telluride miners’ union. She was nearly murdered more than once. And a younger female colleague once said, “Polly Pry did not just report the news, she made it!” If only that young reporter had known how true her words were. Polly Pry got her start not just writing the news but inventing it. In spite of herself, however, Campbell would become a respected journalist and activist later in her career. She would establish herself as a champion for rights of the under served in the early twentieth century, taking up the causes of women, children, laborers, victims and soldiers of war, and prisoners. And she wrote some of the most sensational stories that westerners had ever read, all while keeping the truth behind her success a secret from her colleagues and closest friends and family.

Walking Denver

Author : MIndy Sink
ISBN : 9780899976754
Genre : Travel
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Presents itineraries for walkers, arranged to show the natural beauty and history of Denver, Colorado.

Cambridge Igcse English As A Second Language Coursebook With Audio Cd

Author : Peter Lucantoni
ISBN : 9781107669628
Genre : Education
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Cambridge IGCSE® English as a Second Language, Fourth edition matches the requirements of the revised University of Cambridge International Examinations 0510 and 0511 syllabus. The series is written by an experienced IGCSE teacher and trainer and is endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations. Together with the Workbook (sold separately), this Coursebook is an exam-preparation course, offering clear, practical support for students. The units utilise a diverse range of topical stimulus material to enliven the subject. They also include imaginative activities and exam tips, designed to build confidence and develop the skills needed to succeed. Audio CD is included for listening activities.

Insiders Guide R To Denver 9th

Author : Linda Castrone
ISBN : 9780762756261
Genre : Travel
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From famous “Rocky Mountain Cuisine” and a diverse shopping scene to walking tours, golfing, and snowboarding, this authoritative guide helps you enjoy everything the greater Denver area has to offer.

Greetings From The Lincoln Highway

Author : Brian Butko
ISBN : 9781493041688
Genre : Travel
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The Lincoln Highway was the first continuous road to connect the coasts, allowing newly motorized Americans to cross the country by car. This book allows readers to travel across 100 years of the highway, from New York City to San Francisco, with stops at historic landmarks, bridges, taverns, movie palaces, diners, gas stations, ice cream stands, tourist cabins, and roadside attractions. Color maps and stories of the highway take readers through 14 states, with excerpts from memoirs and old postcards giving a feel for what early motoring was like--the good, the bad, and the muddy. The book is organized by state, with narrative information on what the original Lincoln Highway crossed through. There are historical tidbits and nostalgic details, along with information on what remains. This book is a useful treasure for travel planning and armchair reading.

The American Amusement Park

Author : Dale Samuelson
ISBN : 9780760309810
Genre : Travel
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A photographic retrospective covers more than 100 years of images from the history of the American amusement park.

Amusement Parks

Author : Jim Hillman
ISBN : 9780747813590
Genre : History
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From Jones's Woods, America's first amusement resort, to Coney Island during the golden age of the mid-1900s, and well beyond into the twenty-first century, the thrills of the amusement park have been a treasured part of childhood for Americans from coast to coast. Though many of the country's grand amusement treasures have now vanished, and many other parks are struggling for survival, their memory and legacy are very much alive: there will be a fascination with these American classics as long as the clatter of the old coaster cars and the thumping of the carousel band organ remains. Through thoroughly researched text and historic images, Amusement Parks author and park enthusiast Jim Hillman captures the sights, smells, and continuing vitality of a grand American tradition.

Blueprint

Author : Adam Schrager
ISBN : 9781936218103
Genre : Political Science
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Through the microcosm of Colorado's stunning political transformation, this is an inside look at the rapidly-changing business of campaigns and elections. The techniques pioneered in Colorado have been recognized by both parties and pundits as the future of American politics.

Colorado

Author : Carl Abbott
ISBN : 9781457181252
Genre : History
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Since 1976, newcomers and natives alike have learned about the rich history of the magnificent place they call home from Colorado: A History of the Centennial State. In the fifth edition, coauthors Carl Abbott, Stephen J. Leonard, and Thomas J. Noel incorporate recent events, scholarship, and insights about the state in an accessible volume that general readers and students will enjoy. The new edition tells of conflicts, shifting alliances, and changing ways of life as Hispanic, European, and African American settlers flooded into a region that was already home to Native Americans. Providing a balanced treatment of the entire state’s history—from Grand Junction to Lamar and from Trinidad to Craig—the authors also reveal how Denver and its surrounding communities developed and gained influence. While continuing to elucidate the significant impact of mining, agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism on Colorado, the fifth edition broadens and focuses its coverage by consolidating material on Native Americans into one chapter and adding a new chapter on sports history. The authors also expand their discussion of the twentieth century with updated sections on the environment, economy, politics, and recent cultural conflicts. New illustrations, updated statistics, and an extensive bibliography including Internet resources enhance this edition.

Roller Coasters

Author : Todd H. Throgmorton
ISBN : 9781476622118
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In its fourth edition, this exhaustive guide to roller coasters in the United States and Canada also provides a history of coaster evolution (from the 16th century) and a look into the future of coaster technology and design. The book lists by state or province more than 700 coasters at more than 160 amusement and theme parks. Each entry includes contact information along with summaries of each coaster’s origins, features and history. There are six appendices: famous coaster designers, the longest wood and steel coasters in North America, a coaster census by state or province, a chronology of wooden roller coasters still in operation, interesting amusement park and coaster facts, and a guide to the alpine coasters at winter resorts in the U.S. and Canada.

Howexpert Guide To Denver Colorado

Author : HowExpert
ISBN : 9781648918742
Genre : Travel
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If you want to learn about the best places to eat, drink, and explore in the Mile High City, then check out HowExpert Guide to Denver, Colorado. This comprehensive guide to the Mile High City brings to life one of the most exciting cities in the United States. Denver has built on its rich Western history to become a modern metropolis that welcomes everyone. From the largest collection of microbreweries in the world to vibrant art and cultural scene to endless outdoor activities, Denver offers something for everyone. This guide describes more than 150 places to stay and eat, things to do, neighborhoods to explore, and ways to experience Denver and its surrounding communities. The description of each attraction is full of history, tips, and practical information that will help you decide what you want to do and when. If you have a short amount of time in the city, chapters on how to visit Denver in one, two, or three days will help you get the most out of your visit. Even if you’re a long-time resident, you’ll learn something new about your city and be inspired to explore everything Denver offers. A chapter on frequently asked questions will give you ideas on free or cheap things to do, fun activities for kids, and the best times of year to visit. In short, the HowExpert Guide to Denver will show you how to make the most out of your time in the Mile High City. Check out HowExpert Guide to Denver, Colorado to learn about the best places to eat, drink, and explore in the Mile High City. About the Author Todd Faulk was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, and obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Denver. He has since made frequent visits to the city to see family and friends. In addition, Mr. Faulk is a professional travel writer, history buff, and avid world traveler. He has visited all 50 U.S. states and 70 countries and loves exploring and experiencing places as locals do. Returning to Denver for several extended visits in the last few years has given Mr. Faulk a fresh view of his hometown, which he enjoys sharing with anyone interested in coming to the Mile High City. HowExpert publishes how to guides by everyday experts.

Hidden History Of Toledo

Author : Lou Hebert
ISBN : 9781439666111
Genre : Photography
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Toledo's history as a frontier town turned manufacturing powerhouse is well known. However, few know that it was once home to a champion racehorse that galloped into the record books. Many are unaware that East Toledo's verdant urban woodlands sprang from the work of just one man or that a local girl's meteoric rise in Golden Age Hollywood saw her play alongside Groucho Marx. Fewer still have heard of Officer Dell Hair, crime fighter and rhyme maker who walked the beat and walked into the history books as a celebrated cop-poet. These tales and more await as award-winning local broadcaster Lou Hebert shines a light into the forgotten corners of Glass City history.

Billboard

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Riding Denver S Rails

Author : Kevin Pharris
ISBN : 9781614238959
Genre : Transportation
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In 1872, the Mile High City embraced a new way to get around and eventually boasted one of the largest streetcar systems in the nation. Enjoy the varied stops the transit system made as it grew along with the city, from the early horsecars of the Denver Horse Railroad Company and the steam-powered Colfax Avenue Railway to the running cable cars of the Denver Tramway and the electric trolleys of the South Denver Cable Railway Company. Though the last of the city's streetcars were pulled from service in the 1950s, Denver continues to expand its modern public transportation system with today's growing Light Rail. Join Denver historian Kevin Pharris on a tour of the city's glorious transit past as well as the modern improvements that are getting people onto the rails once again.

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Roadside Attractions

Author : Brian Butko
ISBN : 0811702294
Genre : Travel
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Hit the open road for fun and wackiness as the Butkos visit offbeat attractions from coast to coast--dinosaur parks, miniature golf courses, populuxe motels, vintage amusement arcades, classic diners illuminated in neon, and even the world's largest ball of twine. More than fifty fellow authors and artists offer stories about their favorite attractions or recall memorable trips. Visitor information is included to help plan quick visits or an entire road trip.

Insiders Guide R To Denver

Author : Eric Lindberg
ISBN : 9781493001620
Genre : Travel
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Insiders' Guide to Denver is the essential source for in-depth travel information for visitors and locals alike to this storied Colorado city. Written by a local, and true insider, Insiders' Guide to Denver offers a personal and practical perspective of Denver and its surrounding environs that makes it a must-have guide for travelers as well as residents looking to rediscover their hometown.

Twenty Years On Wheels

Author : Andy Kirk
ISBN : 1871478200
Genre : Social Science
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Kirk describes his life as a traveling jazz musician

The Bicentennial Of The United States Of America

Author : American Revolution Bicentennial Administration
ISBN : MINN:31951D02881594J
Genre : American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976
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