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Ligonier in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Philadelphia Tobaggan Company Carousel Number 83

PTC No. 83

 
 
Philadelphia Tobaggan Company Carousel Number 83 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 23, 2014
1. Philadelphia Tobaggan Company Carousel Number 83 Marker
Inscription. This beautiful carousel was built by the talented craftsmen of the Philadelphia Toboggan Co., who carved the solid wood horses and the intricate crown.

The first year these horses galloped to the sound of laughing children, this merry-go-round was on an Atlantic City pier.

In 1931 it was shipped to Ligonier and has been at Idlewild ever since.

In 1984 & 1985 the merry-go-round was completely and lovingly restored by the parks [sic] artists.
 
Location. 40° 15.629′ N, 79° 16.81′ W. Marker is in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker can be reached from Idlewild Road. Touch for map. Marker is in Idlewild amusement park. Admission fee required. Marker is in this post office area: Ligonier PA 15658, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Idlewild In 1938 - The Rollo Coaster Opens (a few steps from this marker); Railroad Signs (within shouting distance of this marker); Idlewild Park Depot / Smallest Train Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Picture Yourself on the Lincoln Highway (about 300 feet away); Idlewild Park
Philadelphia Tobaggan Company Carousel Number 83 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 23, 2014
2. Philadelphia Tobaggan Company Carousel Number 83
A National Historic plaque for this carousel is on a post towards the left in this view.
(approx. mile away); Road versus Rail (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ligonier Depot (approx. 2.2 miles away); Roadside Enterprise (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ligonier.
 
Also see . . .
1. Idlewild and Soak Zone - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 5, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Philadelphia Tobaggan Coasters - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 5, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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