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Near Rochester in Beaver County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Junction Park

(1901-1964)

 
 
Junction Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, January 8, 2012
1. Junction Park Marker
Inscription.  Built by Beaver Valley Traction Company to increase trolley ridership. 2 roller coasters, carousel, diner theatre, dance hall, dark ride, and grandstands with a racetrack and ballfields. In 1929 an Olympic pool was added. The rides were gone by 1941 and the pool closed in 1964.
 
Erected by Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania - Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
 
Location. 40° 42.988′ N, 80° 17.959′ W. Marker is near Rochester, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County. Marker is on YMCA Drive, 0 miles east of Delaware Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 18/65), on the right when traveling west. Located at the Rochester YMCA. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester PA 15074, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Underground Railroad (approx. ¾ mile away); Robert Townsend House
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(approx. ¾ mile away); Built Here In Old Sharon (approx. 0.9 miles away); Townsend Company (approx. one mile away); This Tablet Marks the Site of (approx. one mile away); Second Baptist Church (approx. one mile away); Childhood Home of Edward Dempster Merrick (approx. one mile away); Saint John A.M.E. Church (approx. one mile away).
 
Also see . . .  Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation. (Submitted on January 8, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Junction Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, January 8, 2012
2. Junction Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 865 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 8, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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