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Liberty Township in Delaware County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Grand Carousel

 
 
Grand Carousel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Heather Crawford, August 15, 2009
1. Grand Carousel Marker
Inscription.  This "Grand Carousel," manufactured in 1914 by the William I. Mangels Company with wood horses carved by the Marcus Illions Company, was first located at Olentangy Park, an interurban-era amusement park in Clintonville. In 1938, the Mangels-Illions carousel was relocated to the Scioto Ranch Park (also known as the Zoo Amusement Park and Wyandot Lake). On June 17, 2000, the restored carousel, with the original 52 horses and 2 chariots, began "spinning its magic" at this location. Of the nearly 5000 "Grand Carousels" that were operational in the early 1900s, fewer than 200 remain.
 
Erected 2002 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Columbus Zoo, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-21.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
 
Location. 40° 9.412′ N, 83° 7.364′ W. Marker is in Liberty
Grand Carousel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Heather Crawford, August 15, 2009
2. Grand Carousel
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Township, Ohio, in Delaware County. Marker can be reached from Powell Road (Ohio Route 750) near Riverside Drive (Ohio Route 257). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4850 West Powell Road, Dublin OH 43017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Aldabra Giant Tortoise (within shouting distance of this marker); Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program (TKCP) (within shouting distance of this marker); Alligator Answers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Red-crowned Crane (approx. 0.2 miles away); Amur Tiger (approx. 0.2 miles away); Markhor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trumpeter Swan (approx. Ό mile away); Mexican Gray Wolf (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty Township.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. It cannot be seen from the road or the parking lot. It is located in the "Shores" section of the zoo.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for "carousel". (Submitted on April 20, 2010, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio.)
2. Remarkable Ohio - Grand Carousel. Video of the Grand Carousel in action, plus an audio narration of the marker text. (Submitted on October 20, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 

3. W.F. Mangels and his "Amusing" Career. Information about W. F. Mangels on the Brooklyn Public Library's website. (Submitted on October 20, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 

4. Marcus Illions. Wikipedia article (Submitted on October 20, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 

5. Olentangy Park. Wikipedia article (Submitted on October 20, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Grand Carousel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Heather Crawford, August 15, 2009
3. Grand Carousel
Inside the Grand Carousel.
 
 
Additional keywords. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
 
A dedication plaque inside the building with the carousel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, June 24, 2022
4. A dedication plaque inside the building with the carousel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2010, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,568 times since then and 175 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2010, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio.   4. submitted on June 28, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 4, 2022