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West Mifflin in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Laffin’ Sal

National Historic District

 
 
Laffin' Sal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
1. Laffin' Sal Marker
Inscription. Sal debuted at Kennywood in 1931 as a free attraction in front of the Laff in the Dark. It was during the Great Depression and provided some of the best medicine available in that sad period-Laughs.

When the ride was razed in 1965 to make room for the Turnpike, Sal went into retirement-in a storage bin.

But life began again in her 40's and she has been laughing ever since.
 
Erected by Kennywood.
 
Location. 40° 23.298′ N, 79° 51.827′ W. Marker is in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Kennywood Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of Kennywood, an amusement park operating seasonally since 1898. Admission fee required. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4800 Kennywood Boulevard, West Mifflin PA 15122, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Miniature Railroad (here, next to this marker); Auto Race (a few steps from this marker); The Pagoda (within shouting distance of this marker); The Kenny Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Kennywood's Thunderbolt (about 300 feet away,

Laffin' Sal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
2. Laffin' Sal Marker
measured in a direct line); Thunderbolt (about 300 feet away); Andrew Stephen McSwigan (about 400 feet away); Noah's Ark (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in West Mifflin.
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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