Chippewa Lake Park

Thursday, February 13, 2014 9:53 AM

Hey guys.

I'm Ashley, and I'm a senior Digital Media Production student at Ashland University, with a minor in Journalism. For one of my classes, we are doing a documentary, and I have chosen to do "things that once were" as my overall theme. I'm interested in doing my documentary on Chippewa Lake Park, and I was wondering if anyone would be willing o possibly interview (either Skype, or over the phone) about experiences that you have had at the park.

Thanks everyone!

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 11:50 AM
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Make the minor a major, I did. It's only a few more classes. :) And look for my name on one of the freshman of the year things on the wall. Go Eagles and what not.

The problem with that park is that anyone who visited that park when it operated is likely over 50 now, so I'm not sure our audience will be much help.


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Thursday, February 13, 2014 2:17 PM

Jeff is right. You will be hard pressed to find a good candidate for an interview almost anywhere, not just here.

I would choose Coney Island if it were me.

I'm sure Timber-Rider would love to do an interview about Geauga Lake. I'm kidding, please don't do that to yourself.


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Thursday, February 13, 2014 4:18 PM

There was a discussion about Chippewa Lake Park here a number of years ago. There may be some useful information or links there.

Here is the link:
http://coasterbuzz.com/Forums/Topic/chippewa-lake-finally-coming-down

Good Luck with your research !

Last edited by Bozman, Thursday, February 13, 2014 4:20 PM
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Thursday, February 13, 2014 6:02 PM

Thanks everyone, I really appreciate it! I'll keep asking around, and see if I can find someone. I'm actually planning on doing something on Geauga Lake down the road, just not for this specific project.

Jeff, they actually won't let us do a DMJ/DMP double-major anymore, the closest thing we can get to it is the DMP major/DMJ minor (or vice versa). For my minor, I just needed two more classes.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 6:39 PM

Try doing a google search for books on the park. There was an author that wrote several pieces for a Medina newspaper that you might be able to find / talk to. There also is a book from Arcacia Publishing describing the same things. You might find the author as a starting point and go from there.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 9:16 PM
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Lame about the double major. Tell Dr. Gretchen I blame her. (It's OK... we were classmates. :))


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Saturday, February 15, 2014 7:33 AM

It's Arcadia Publishing and here's a link to the book.

http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9780738532585/Chippewa-Lake-Park

The authors were big amusement park fans and wrote several books about amusement parks. I like these volumes mainly for the pictures. David. W. is now deceased, I believe.

I happen to be over 50 (ahem...) and we visited Chippewa once when I was a kid. I don't know how much help I'd be, but I'd be glad to try. If you want to shoot me a PM with some questions I'll take a look.

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Saturday, February 15, 2014 11:01 AM

Thanks for the tips! And RCMAC, that would be fantastic! I'll definitely be sending one in the next few days!

Jeff, Gretchen is actually my adviser and our department chair now. Haha. I asked her about double majoring last semester, and was quickly shot down since they're "so close." But it's okay! I'm not that upset about it.

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Saturday, February 15, 2014 10:26 PM
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Small world.


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