Rehoboth Beach in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
50 Summers of Family Fun
1962 - 2011
Purchased after the Great Atlantic Storm in March, 1962, by Allen M. and Esther (Sis) Fasnacht and their sons, Allen and Don. The name was changed to Funland, and for fifty years, four generations of the Fasnacht family, working with a summer staff of high school and college students, have offered clean, safe, affordable family fun for everyone.
Erected 2011 by The Fasnacht Family.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment.
Location. 38° 42.883′ N, 75° 4.554′ W. Marker is in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of N. Boardwalk-Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Avenue, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 Delaware Avenue, Rehoboth Beach DE 19971, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers City of Rehoboth Beach (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Giovanni Da Verrazzano (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rehoboth Beach Public Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Anna Hazzard House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rehoboth Beach.
Regarding Funland. Spill the Milk-Throw the baseball at the milk jugs, and knock them down!
Also see . . .
1. flickr photos of Funland. (Submitted on December 11, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. ...U.S. Weather Bureau ... giving it a name: "The Great Atlantic Storm.". One of the ten worst storms in the United States in the 20th century, it lingered through five high tides over a three day period, killing 40 people, injuring over 1,000 and causing hundreds of millions in property damage in six states. Waves more than 12 m (40 ft) high occurred at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware destroying the boardwalk and beach front homes. Sand dunes were flattened along the entire length of Delaware’s ocean coastline. (Submitted on December 13, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. History of Funland. It all started as an innocent vacation to the beach, back in 1961… (Submitted on February 13, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 775 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 12, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 13, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.