Newfane in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Kiddie Whistle Pig Ferris Wheel
This ferris wheel was operated at Page's Whistle Pig in Niagara Falls from 1973 until the Olcott Beach Carousel Park Committee purchased it in 2007. The restoration committee for Olcott Beach Carousel Park restored the ride, and it was dedicated on Community Appreciation Day on the fifth year anniversary of the park on August 26, 2007. Mr Peter Page, the former owner of the ride, operated the ferris wheel and gave the first official ride of the day.
Special recognition to the following who made the restoration possible. D. Gerling Electric Fox Fencing Oak Orchard Concrete Tom Hahn Hahn's Sales & Service Tom Boyd Olcott Yacht Club Michael Hare Ferris Wheel Restoration Committee
[reverse side] Kiddie Ferris Wheel Restoration Committee: Tom Boyd & Tom Hahn, Co-Chairmen, Nelson & Barbara Colley, Deb Hahn, Derek Howe, Gordon Fletcher, Derrick Gerling, Mike Rann, Jim & Rosemary Sansone, Roger Taylor, Jane Voepel. Special thanks to Dave Hedley.
Erected by Olcott Beach Carousel Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed Entertainment. A significant historical date for this entry is August 26, 2007.
Location. 43° 20.3′ N, 78° 42.806′ W. Marker is in Newfane, New York, in Niagara County. Marker can be reached from East Main Street 0.1 miles west of Franklin Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in the hamlet of Olcott (Olcott Beach) within the gated Olcott Beach Carousel Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5979 East Main Street, Olcott NY 14126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tom Kelly Rustic Theatre (a few steps from this marker); Olcott Amusement Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Olcott Beach (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Those Who for Their Splendid Spirit of Duty (within shouting distance of this marker); One Country and One Flag (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lakeview (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Stone Marking the Northernmost Point of the Transit Surveyed by Joseph Ellicott (approx. 0.9 miles away); Home of James Van Horn (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newfane.
Regarding Kiddie Whistle Pig Ferris Wheel. The Whistle Pig restaurant was/is at 7001 Packard Road, Niagara Falls, NY. The name refers to the whistling sound made by hot dogs being
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.