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Old Aug 10, 2005, 1:47 PM   #1
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Grabbed this shot recently of an old concrete fountain that sat out front of the entrance of a turn-of-the-century amusement park/resort on the shores of Lake Erie (near Fort Erie, Ont.).

This amusement park was called 'Fort Erie Grove' (1885 - 1930) and attracted tourists from Buffalo...with a ferry boat service that ran directly to and from Buffalo.

http://cec.chebucto.org/ClosPark/ErieBech (historical info).

Very little remains of the old amusement park these days except for some concrete remnants, walls and nature trails where sidewalks once existed.

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Old Aug 10, 2005, 7:44 PM   #2
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Wow, this stirs some old memories in me. I visited the town park where I grew up earlier this summer and I could still see where they had the rides set up and could even make out the outline of the old train I used to ride 45 yrs ago. Sheesh, I'm getting ancient.

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Old Aug 11, 2005, 2:41 PM   #3
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i just love highly detailed photos,very nice!
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The concrete remnants are only recognizable from a distance...once you start getting close up its difficult to tell what they were originally.

I've been to the old amusement park location 3-4 times, and its difficult to imagine what it was like a century ago when 30k people swarmed the place each weekend. If you let your imagination loose...you almost feel as though you're walking amongst ghosts from the past.


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