Franklin in Columbia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Purchased: 1941. Opened: 1942
Previous Location: Riverside Park, Rahway, NJ
This large 4 abreast carousel
was built by George Kremer in
1913 using a Looff
platform and horses carved
by Charles Carmel. It
features 63 horses,
3 chariots and weighs 27 tons.
Carousel horses were hand carved by skilled wood-carvers. The horses on Knoebels grand carousel were carved in the shop of Charles Carmel who sold them to carousel builder George Kremer in 1913.
Erected by Knoebels.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1941.
Location. 40° 52.749′ N, 76° 30.224′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Pennsylvania, in Columbia County. Marker is in Knoebels Amusement Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 391 Knoebels Boulevard, Elysburg PA 17824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Grand Carousel (a few steps from this marker); The Newest Old Covered Bridge Swimming Hole (within shouting distance of this marker); 1940 Chevrolet Fire Truck (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stein & Goldstein Carousel (about 600 feet away); Character Cutouts (about 600 feet away); Knoebel's Wurlitzer 165 Organ (about 600 feet away); Catawissa Friends Meeting (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
More about this marker. Roaring Creek, which runs through the park by the carousel, is the county line.
Also see . . .
1. Knoebels Grand Carousel - You Tube. (Submitted on August 29, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Knoebels Amusement Resort - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 29, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Knoebels Amusement Resort. (Submitted on August 29, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.