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Irondequoit in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

On This Site - Over the Years

 
 
On This Site - Over the Years Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 13, 2015
1. On This Site - Over the Years Marker
Inscription. The merry-go-round is the centerpiece of the park's colorful history. It was in 1904 that George Long Sr. brought his 12-year-old son George Jr. (inset) and the family to operate a carousel concession. This was one of several rides built and run by the extended Long family in Rochester and along thre East Coast at the turn of the century. The Longs spent several summers living in a shack right behind their carousel (large photo).
George Long Jr. (inset) loved Rochester and soon made the city his home. He bought the whole park in 1946 from the transit company and renamed it Dreamland for a time. Today, over half a century later, Long's grandchildren proudly carry on the task of operating the landmark amusement park - listed as the 4th oldest park in the country. The existing carousel was built by this fifth generation of the family, and keeps the "carousel tradition" alive.
 
Erected by Seabreeze.
 
Location. 43° 13.867′ N, 77° 32.603′ W. Marker is in Irondequoit, New York, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from Culver Road. Click for map. Marker is in Seabreeze amusement park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4600 Culver Road, Rochester NY 14622, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Marker & Carousel image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 13, 2015
2. Marker & Carousel
Marker faces south.
distance of this marker. A different marker also named On This Site - Over the Years (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named On This Site - Over the Years (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named On This Site - Over the Years (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named On This Site - Over the Years (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named On This Site - Over the Years (about 700 feet away); The Seabreeze Time Line (about 800 feet away); The Leopold Lion (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named On This Site - Over the Years (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Irondequoit.
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
Marker & Sights to the Right & Behind image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 13, 2015
3. Marker & Sights to the Right & Behind
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 139 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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