Chronister Collection

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contributed by Barbara Chronister
Class of 1954


Eichelberger Park - Forest Park - see more pictures of Eichelberger Park
The first two pictures are postcards, the rest are photographs. The photos beginning on the second row were taken by Barbara Chronister in 1968 and 1971. The Dentzel Carousel moved to the Six Flags Amusement Park in Houston (AstroWorld) in 1968. see below

1910 circa 1910 Entrance to Forest Park - circa late 40s - photograph
Entrance - 1968 Roller Coaster Roller Coaster From Forest Park, the location of Parkville School.
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Concession Stands Concession Stands Concession Stands Concession Stands
Concession Stands Band Stands Just prior to demolition
April 11, 1971
The roller coaster was called the Racer Dip - 1971 Demolition of the roller coaster to make room for the South Hanover Shopping Center 1971

Dentzel Carousel
The Dentzel Carousel located at Forest Park was purchased and moved in 1968. Alumni and student travelers may view, authenticate and ride Dentzel Carousels at the following attractions. These locations are also located on the Alumni "Trail of History" Travel Guide. The Legend of the Hanover Dentzel Carousel located at Forest Park will be published in the Spring of 2005 along with Forest Park era photographs.

Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, Maryland

High Land Park, Meridan, Mississippi

Castle Park, Riverside, California

Libertyland Amusement Park, Memphis, Tennessee

San Francisco Zoo

For younger readers, click on the merry-go-round.


Parkville School

The white building is Parkville School located at 777 Baltimore St.

This photo was taken from the top of the hill where the entrance to Forest Park used to be. This location is now the entrance to South Hanover Shopping Center. This view is looking north toward town. In background is Mt. Olivet Cemetery-which was next to the Parkville School.

The school building later became Woodie Bowman's Restaurant. The building was torn down about 1978. Bob Morris Furniture Store now sits on school property.

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