Chicago's Riverview Park remembered

Posted Monday, May 17, 2004 9:01 AM | Contributed by Chitown

The Chicago Sun-Times has published "100 years of Riverview Park Memories," and included pictures.

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Monday, May 17, 2004 10:52 AM
What a beautiful piece. A shame this park was lost- it was clearly one of the greatest parks of all time... probably the Cedar Point of its time as far as sheer number of rides and coasters is concerned. I particularly liked that panorama shot of the park... sweet.
Monday, May 17, 2004 1:16 PM
Mamoosh's avatar So sad...what's the ETA on a time machine? Anyone?
Monday, May 17, 2004 1:17 PM
I'm working on one, but, ummm... it might be awhile.
Monday, May 17, 2004 7:23 PM
Great article, but the 3rd picture is captioned as "The Bobs" while this is actually a picture of the Fireball. It's funny because the picture in the actual newspaper article was correctly labeled.


Tuesday, May 18, 2004 2:31 PM
Great article and pics. The park had a beautiful skyline. Check out those Bobs trains! Mill. Flyers on Geauga's version would be a fitting tribute. :) And that parachute tower is amazing.......... I'm thinking toothpicks here!

I'll be sure to ride the carousel when I visit SFOG this year.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 10:26 PM
Wait a minute Arrow Guy, toothpicks are my building obsession. but I'll let you borrow a few of my leftover boxes from the Thriller!! ;)

I wish I could have visited Riverview myself. Another park that was sold out of greed for ROI. What a shame it isn't around today. One of the reasons I will always ride that beautiful carousel at SFoG everytime I visit Atlanta is because of the history behind that machine. Oh the stories that ride could tell if it could talk.

Wood Coaster Fan Club - coming to a park near you


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