Riverview park(Chicago) artifacts and history.

Thursday, May 1, 2003 7:57 AM
Does anyone know if the city of Chicago has a location displaying items of Riverview park and detailing its history?

If such a place exists, please let me know. The next I am in the city , I would love to check it out.

Thanks,,

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Thursday, May 1, 2003 9:45 AM
I know the Chicago Historical Society has a pretty extensive collection of materials (photos, articles, etc) related to Riverview, but I haven't had the chance to look it over first hand.

http://www.chicagohs.org/
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Thursday, May 1, 2003 10:47 AM
I think you can contact the Sharpshooters people for more info... here is a link to their Riverview site:

http://www.riverviewparkchicago.com/

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Thursday, May 1, 2003 1:54 PM
I'm only 50 miles north of where RIVERVIEW stood. My grandparents and my mom went to that park. Round Lake OLANDO's Ice Creme Shoppe has a few artifacts such as old tickets and photos. I think they look good, they hang on a wall over a nice carnival rec.

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Thursday, May 1, 2003 2:39 PM
Thanks guys.

Hey X Somebody! Is this ice cream shop in Round Lake located on Rollin's road? I might have to check it out.

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Thursday, May 1, 2003 3:50 PM
I bought a pretty big book on Riverview for my Grandpa a few years ago. You might want to search around for a copy of one of these. It is a great book, but I don't remember the name right now.

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Friday, May 2, 2003 5:07 AM
There are two Riverview books out there... "Riverview: Gone but Not Forgotten" by Chuck Wlodarczyk and "Laugh Your Troubles Away: The Complete History of Riverview Park" by Ralph Lopez (aka Mr. Riverview)


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Friday, May 2, 2003 10:25 AM
The finest artifact from Riverview is the Riverview Carousel that is currently at SFoG. It is a 5 row PTC and is one of the finest carousels ever built. Redman822, both Riverview books are great - I have both. If you check out the Sharpshooter website, Ralph Lopez does several free presentations a year a local libraries. He also sell pictures and tickets at these presentations. Chitown, you missed one last month in Algonquin, but there is one on 5/28 in Clarendonn Hills.

Mike

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*** This post was edited by Riverview Mike 5/2/2003 2:26:56 PM ***

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Friday, May 2, 2003 12:19 PM
I was talking about the book Riverview Gone but not Forgotten. The carousel at SFOG is really nice and my grandpa even recognized it when I showed hima picture of it.

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