Coney Island/Steeplechase Park segmant on PBS

Tuesday, September 6, 2005 9:16 AM
Last night I was having trouble sleeping and my dish was down, so I resorted to watching PBS. In the end though I was somewhat glad I did. They had a segment on about Steeplechase park and Coney Island and the awsome history that surrounds them. A university professor had found these Lion arms or front paws.

Not sure where he found them as I missed the beginning. But in the end they had came from Germany on a carosel and there was originally two of them. Apparently on is on the back of a the... I want to say it was the New York publick library but im not sure. One is still in existence on some sort of city building in New York though.

Has anyone else seen this, and if so where did the find the peices they had. If you haven't seen it and catch it on television check it out. I'm sure that they will be playing it again at some time or another.

Tuesday, September 6, 2005 4:14 PM
The show was called History Detectives.

In this special episode of HISTORY DETECTIVES, three young people, junior super sleuths, join the expert hosts for three exciting mysteries. Coney Island Lion - A New York resident recently purchased a pair of giant zinc lion's claws from the estate sale of a deceased collector of amusement park memorabilia. He believes the claws once adorned a huge lion that greeted visitors to the famed Steeplechase Park in Coney Island just outside of New York City. Could this be an artifact from bygone days, when tens of thousands flocked to the park for a breath of sea air and a whiff of excitement on its many rides? A young aspiring filmmaker who spent her childhood at Coney Island joins HISTORY DETECTIVES to explore the colorful history of one of the earliest amusement parks in the country. Legacy of a Doll - A Maryland woman owns a beautiful, antique and rare"Greiner" doll. Pinned to its dress is a note saying the doll once belonged to a former slave of the legendary Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Her gr

*** Edited 9/6/2005 8:20:38 PM UTC by SFGamNut68***


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