Indiana Beach site documents more of the park's history.

Posted Friday, August 10, 2001 4:36 AM | Contributed by Wabash Cannonball

An informative article takes you from 1923 when Earl Spackman had first heard of the newly formed Lake Shafer, which had just been created by the Norway Dam, until the opening of the Cornball Express in 2001. More items are also added to the Indiana Beach timeline.

Link: Indiana Beach With Your Guide Mike Middleton

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Friday, August 10, 2001 7:58 AM
That was very interesting to read! I never knew that Indiana Beach's history had so many twists and turns. Let's hope they keep expanding!!

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Friday, August 10, 2001 9:36 AM
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I like the fact that it's still in the family. I'm sure that's why it has so much character. Let's hope Six Flags never buys it. We don't need any more "McDonalds" parks.
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Friday, August 10, 2001 10:23 AM
I can't say that I know for sure, but I don't think that Six Flags is interested in Indiana. Not enough population or something. That's why they bought Old Indiana and it's currently being used as a ride boneyard. I sure wish some of the coasters stored there would be gracefully given to Indiana Beach since they will probably never use them! But anyways, the park still is a winner in my book, and always will be!

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Friday, August 10, 2001 3:34 PM
I certainly hope that one company never takes over. I am glad that there are so many independant parks, and I am glad that there is more than one large company buying other parks. I think we need both. I love the charm of smaller places like Indiana Beach and Holday World. Being a huge corporation, that is something that Six Flags could never deliver on their own, but I also love the mega parks. I hope we continue to have both. Cedar Fair and Six Flags both own parks in every state that is ajacent to Indiana, but neither owns a park in Indiana. Although I think Six Flags will eventually resurect Old Indiana. I'm sure that Indiana Beach and Holiday World will both hate to see that happen, but I am also sure that they will both continue to grow.
Friday, August 10, 2001 4:58 PM
Thanks again Wabash!!! What a great site. :)
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