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Blakeslee in Monroe County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Harrison Amusement Park

 
 
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By Rick Bodenschatz, June 9, 2017
1. Harrison Amusement Park Marker
Inscription. From 1930,families flocked here, to a creekside beach and attractions on both sides of the road: Sporting fields, miniature railroad, carousel, stone skating rink, clubhouse, swimming pools, dining hall and penny arcade. The place was hopping as couples whirled to tunes of the times on an "air-cooled dance floor". The flood of 1955 destroyed all this, known then as Toby Park.
 
Erected 2017 by Tobyhanna Township Volunteer Fire Company.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tobyhanna Township, Pennsylvania History Tour marker series.
 
Location. 41° 4.99′ N, 75° 35.028′ W. Marker is in Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is on PA Route 115 (Pennsylvania Route 115) 1.5 miles south of PA Route 940 & PA Route 115, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5491 PA Route 115, Blakeslee PA 18610, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Easton and Wilkes-Barre Turnpike (approx. half a mile away); Blakeslee United Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); The First Schoolhouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jacob Blakeslee, Jr.
Harrison Amusement Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rick Bodenschatz, May 30, 2017
2. Harrison Amusement Park Marker
(approx. 2.2 miles away); The Great Swamp (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Battle of Locust Ridge (approx. 3.6 miles away); Wagner's Tree Farm (approx. 3.9 miles away); Hickory Run Boulder Field (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blakeslee.
 
Also see . . .  Harrison Amusement Park Dedication Site. (Submitted on June 27, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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