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  1. axe grinder
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  3. wvenfield
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    We still have a few around here also. There are quite a bit old red brick streets in Marietta Ohio.
     
  4. Jimv
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    you can see the water coming in on the left side of the hole,I wasn't blaming the cobble stone!!lol
    241 street bridge from Yonkers to the bronx had them for a long time, ya had to crank up the radio to drown out the tire noise!
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  5. swi66
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    Anyone ever hear of The Land Of Make Beleive in Upper Jay NY?
    Here's some pictures from 1964.
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    The cool dude is me............

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    Can you imagine them letting an 8 year old run a car like this without guide rails etc..........
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    I have hundreds of old slides to upload from family vacations etc...........I'm sure I'll find some decent vintage car pics from the 50's and 60's
     
  6. Umm, no, cobblestones are rounded and irregular in shape (see attached, which is the trophy given to the winner of the Paris-Roubaix bike race, famous for its cobblestone sections), the ones in the photo in question are, without a doubt, bricks. We have a few brick streets still hanging around here in KC, but most of them have either been paved over or ripped up and replaced. There are a LOT in Ottawa, KS if anyone feels the need to feel how rough they are. <grin>

    Also, "there" indicates a location. You ought to use "they're", a contraction for "they are". Remember:

    "They're going to put their stuff over there."

    I'm not the English Police, just trying to point out the right word to use.
     
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  7. Yes, their, there and they're are misused quite often and everyone is so used to using spell check these days they don't realize it... Damn Computors:D
     
  8. HA! :D Well said.
     
  9. 59KUSTOM
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    This place closed after it got flooded. A lot of the buildings are still standing. You can see the top of the castle from the road. There's still a lot of cool roadside Americana in the Lake George area.
     
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    I was a "StoryTown" Kid. Lake George NY
     
  11. swi66
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    I have even more!!!!!!!
    From 1958!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I was 2 at the time of these pictures.
    Yet, I remember this park so well and the last time I was there was probably 1964.
    Can you imagine...........an amusement park with no charge for parking!
    and it was affordable and most of the entertainment did not include additional charges or fees.....................

    I also fondly remember Boulder Park in Indian Falls NY, Glen Park in Williamsville, NY, And Crystal Beach in Crystal Beach, Ontario.

    More photos posted at my Webshots Albums here:
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    I'm so glad someone else remembered this place!
    I wish it was still open when my kids were young.

    My parents used to go there all the time as they had some friends who were formally from Akron NY living in the Upper Jay area.

    I now live in Gasport NY, all the way across the state from there.
     
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    Does anyone remember, is this the front of the Land of Make beleive?
    pictures are all mixed up.
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  16. swi66
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    OK, eat your hear t out!
    Me 1957!
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    and I still have it!

    look me up on the internet under definition of a pack rat!
     
  17. swi66
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    OK, eat your hear t out!
    Me 1957!
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    and I still have it!

    look me up on the internet under definition of a pack rat!

    But somehow I don't fit in it anymore
     
  18. garytheseat
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  19. This is my grandpa on the bumper, his brother in the car and my mother in the stroller, should be around -51-52, my mother was born early -50.
    I think its grandpas brothers car, my grandpa had a Harley with sidecar that he drove grandma and 4 kids around in.

    I will see if i can find more pics, but this is the only one i got now!
     
  20. And, great thread, one of the best...
     
  21. Doug B
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    Yep,that's the Land of Makebelieve. Did you ever go to Frontier Town?
     
  22. Wow, Grandma AND four kids in a side car???
     
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    I'm not familiar with Frontier Town, where was that?
    We had friends who lived basically across the street from the Land of Make Beleive in Upper Jay, in the olld Post Office, basically across the Ausable river.
    Bob and Mable Fitzhans, he drove a tanker truck.
    They also owned several acres of land and were building a new house, it was so beautiful and secluded. we had to go over a one lane wooden bridge to get to it, and go down a dirt road.
    This was so long ago, my partents are long gone, Dad in 74, mom in 78, just been going through the old slides from way back, and now have a slide scanner. Just bringing back memories from so long ago.

    Back then, people made a living actually providing a place for families with kids to go to an amusement park on asmall budget. Nowadays the amusement parks that are around bleed you dry. I know some of it has to do with liability, but a lot has to do with greed.
    Back in the 60's, I went to a Catholic grade school, we would cross the border from NY into Canada and go to Crystal Beach Ontario for a day. $10 would buy you a hundred tickets to go on the various rides, and also could be used for food. 100 tickets is a lot to kill in a day. We pigged out, and rode everything until we could no longer walk! with Nuns as chaperones no less. This gasve us the opportunity to go into the town from the park and buy cigarettes and fireworks to bring back to the US with us.
    Hey, who would even question a busload of kids from a Catholic school?
    It was a much different time, a time of innocence.
     
  24. plym_46
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    from central NY

    Just south of Lake George, (I think it may be a Great Adventure now)not to be confused with Enchanted forest (still there) in Old Froge, or Catskill Game Farm.
    Or the North Pole Village outside of White Face Mt.

    http://www.northpoleny.com/
     
  25. swi66
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    Been to Norht Pole NY too!

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    Also have a picture of a red white and blue bobsled, that says Lake Placid on it. Cannot remember if it was taken at the Land of Make Belleive, or elsewhere.........
     
  26. Mazooma1
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    In Southern California in the 50's we had "Santa's Village"....

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  27. plym49
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    Anyone remember Freedomland in NYC? "2.95 is all you pay for Freedomland all day".
     
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  28. GuyW
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    Great place, too bad its gone. I went there as little kid in the 50's, and took my little kids there in the 90's, just before it closed for good....
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  29. swi66
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    These small time parks were great.
    Free parking, and you didn't have to break the bank to getin.
    And no standing in line for an hour to get on a ride..............those were the days.

    Near me we still have Martin's Fantasy Island.
    Somewhat of a throwback, but still has a lot of modern rides and enough there to keep the kids happy and not kill you price wise.

    But so many that are long gone............
     
  30. ridin dirty
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    Santa's Land,Frontier Town and StoryTown were some of Memories when I was a kid.
     
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