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The Midway at Crescent Park - Riverside, RI - 1907
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The Post office at Riverside in East Providence Township, Providence County was in operation from  March 7, 1881 to June 30, 1908. The Post Office became a branch of Providence in 1908. 

The card was addressed to Colosse, New York and reads as follows:

Dear Sister, It is roasting hot. Hope you are in best of health.
Your Sister, Louisa
Come if you can.

Crescent Park was originally constructed in 1886 by Charles Boyden in Riverside, Rhode Island. The cornerstone of the park was the Carousel, which was built by Charles Looff and completed in 1895. It is all that is left of what was once the largest amusement park in New England.  The carousel was saved through the dedicated efforts of the "Save Our Carousel Commission" and is operated today by the "Crescent Park Carousel Commission." It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

Crescent Park changed ownership several times, with each new owner adding new rides and features.  The park was a major Rhode Island attraction through the early 1960s with the exception of the war years 1941-1946. On September 2, 1969, a fire destroyed the Alhambra Ballroom and a combination of poor upkeep and financial problems finally closed the park for good in 1979.

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