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Franklin in Columbia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Grand Carousel

 
 
Grand Carousel & Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 23, 2018
1. Grand Carousel & Marker
Inscription.  Hand carved in 1913 by master carver Charles Carmel. This carousel was purchased by Knoebels in 1941 and moved here from Rahway, N.J. Its 63 horses and 3 chariots make it one of the largest remaining carousels in the country.
 
Erected by Knoebels.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
 
Location. 40° 52.753′ N, 76° 30.218′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Pennsylvania, in Columbia County. Marker is in Knoebels Amusement Park at the entrance to the carousel. 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); 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
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away); Character Cutouts (about 600 feet away); Knoebel's Wurlitzer 165 Organ (about 700 feet away); Catawissa Friends Meeting (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
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 December 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on December 27, 2022, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photo   1. submitted on August 29, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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