Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Wake Wednesday - Reminiscence on Independence Day 1912 in Bloomsbury Park

"The Electric Park Amusement Company opened Bloomsbury Park on July 4, 1912. It was located at the end of the streetcar line near the Carolina Country Club, off what is today Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh, NC. It featured electric lights, a dance pavilion, a boating pond, penny arcade, roller coaster, and a magnificent Denzel carousel. Bloomsbury closed in 1921, and the carousel was sold to Pullen Park, where remains today."  -NCDigital

Can you feel the damp heat, hear the kids playing, hear the sounds of the calliope playing appropriate patriotic tunes.  Check out the Bloomsbury Park album at the NCDigital Flickr account to see what Idependence Day celebrating was like in 1912.


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