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Park road along body of water photograph
Description: A park road along a body of water, most likely a river, with people and horse-drawn carriages in the foreground and wooden structures in the background. It is most likely an image of Olenatangy Park located along Olentangy River in Columbus, Ohio. Olentangy Park was an amusement park established in 1880 in an area already popular for picnincs and swimming. It was considered the largest such park in the United States, featuring a formal picnic area, amusement rides, a carousel, a zoo, roller coaster rides, a boat house, a theater, and the world largest swimming pool. The park's prosperity started dwindling as a result of the depression and its rides and equipment were eventually sold out between 1937 and 1939. Some remnants of the park can still be found in the area today and its carousel operates at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL07729
Subjects: Cultural Ohio--Popular Culture; Public parks--Ohio--Columbus; Rivers--Ohio--Columbus; Recreation; Amusement parks--Ohio
Places: Columbus (Ohio)