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Fantasy Farm Amusement Park

Author : Scott E. Fowler
ISBN : 9781439646144
Genre : History
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Not many developers would build an amusement park next door to the successful LeSourdsville Lake amusement park, but Edgar Streifthau was a one-of-a-kind man in Butler County, Ohio. Streifthau, the original owner of LeSourdsville, was forced to sell his beloved park, but he still had the amusement-park bug, and in 1963 he built Fantasy Farm directly next to LeSourdsville. Fantasy Farm's audience was young children, and the concept was successful for decades. The two parks coexisted for 28 years despite periodically appearing in court opposite each other. In 1982, Streifthau sold Fantasy Farm to local carnival owner William Johnson, who ran the park for another decade before finally becoming a victim of the economy. Johnson closed Fantasy Farm in 1991 and sold off all of its assets.
Category: History

Postwar America

Author : James Ciment
ISBN : 9781317462354
Genre : Business & Economics
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From the outbreak of the Cold War to the rise of the United States as the last remaining superpower, the years following World War II were filled with momentous events and rapid change. Diplomatically, economically, politically, and culturally, the United States became a major influence around the globe. On the domestic front, this period witnessed some of the most turbulent and prosperous years in American history. "Postwar America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History" provides detailed coverage of all the remarkable developments within the United States during this period, as well as their dramatic impact on the rest of the world. A-Z entries address specific persons, groups, concepts, events, geographical locations, organizations, and cultural and technological phenomena. Sidebars highlight primary source materials, items of special interest, statistical data, and other information; and Cultural Landmark entries chronologically detail the music, literature, arts, and cultural history of the era. Bibliographies covering literature from the postwar era and about the era are also included, as are illustrations and specialized indexes.
Category: Business & Economics

Theme Park Landscapes

Author : Robert B. Riley
ISBN : 0884022854
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 84.21 MB
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Theme parks, their history and reception, are the topic of this collection of twelve essays. The notion of Disneyfication recurs, as some of the authors muse on the human need for artifice, both in general and at specific theme parks, including Stourhead and Kew Park in England, Cades Cove in the US, Huis Ten Bosch in The Netherlands, and folk villages in China. The contributors teach art history, landscape architecture, sociology, English, and geography in the UK and the US. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Architecture

Pop Culture Places An Encyclopedia Of Places In American Popular Culture 3 Volumes

Author : Gladys L. Knight
ISBN : 9780313398834
Genre : Social Science
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This three-volume reference set explores the history, relevance, and significance of pop culture locations in the United States—places that have captured the imagination of the American people and reflect the diversity of the nation. • Enables readers to perceive how their lives have been influenced by everyday places in the past, from centuries ago to the modern era • Provides unique and enlightening insights through a comprehensive overview of the history, contemporary perspectives, and pop culture influences of places across America • Spotlights historic locations central to films, television, music, and daily life to teach students about American history and culture through topics that interest them
Category: Social Science

The Cinema Of George A Romero

Author : Tony Williams
ISBN : 9780231850759
Genre : Performing Arts
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In this comprehensive portrait of horror's definitive director, Tony Williams ties George A. Romero's films to the development of literary naturalism and American culture, expanding the artist's creative footprint beyond his mastery of the "splatter movie" genre. Williams locates Romero's influences in the work of Emile Zola, the Entertainment Comics of the 1950s, and the novels of Stephen King, revealing the interdisciplinary depth of his seminal films Night of the Living Dead (1968), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), and The Dark Half (1992). For this second edition, Williams reads Romero's Bruiser (2000) against his more recent Land of the Dead (2005) and takes a fresh look at Diary of the Dead (2007) and Survival of the Dead (2009), two overlooked films that feature Romero's greatest achievements yet.
Category: Performing Arts

Are We There Yet

Author : Susan Sessions Rugh
ISBN : UOM:39015076195240
Genre : History
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Take a journey through time on America's roads in this celebration of the family vacation as it was experienced during the years of 1945 to 1973, examining its popularity, traditions, and evolution via the prosperity of a post-World War II world.
Category: History


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105010285885
Genre : Amusements
File Size : 37.49 MB
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Category: Amusements

Design For Leisure Entertainment

Author : Anthony Wylson
ISBN : UVA:X000668243
Genre : Architecture and recreation
File Size : 87.29 MB
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Category: Architecture and recreation


Author : John Brinckerhoff Jackson
ISBN : UVA:X006097934
Genre : Human geography
File Size : 40.18 MB
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Category: Human geography

Tour Book

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ISBN : WISC:89082347501
Genre : Hotels
File Size : 60.27 MB
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Category: Hotels