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Kiddie Whistle Pig Ferris Wheel

 
 
Kiddie Whistle Pig Ferris Wheel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 18, 2016
1. Kiddie Whistle Pig Ferris Wheel Marker
Inscription.
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.
 
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
Reverse Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 18, 2016
2. Reverse Side of Marker
of Franklin Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in the hamlet of Olcott (Olcott Beach) within the gated Olcott Beach Carousel Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5979 East Main Street, Olcott NY 14126, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 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); 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); McClew Farm (approx. 2.8 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 grilled.
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
Kiddie Whistle Pig Ferris Wheel & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 18, 2016
3. Kiddie Whistle Pig Ferris Wheel & Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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