The card is addressed to Albert
Delord at NBed
(Probably New Bedford,
Massachusetts - There is a Dunbar Street in New Bedford)
and reads as follows:
Gone in everything going
Ralph L W
(Which I assume means he rode all the rides in the park)
was originally constructed in 1886
by Charles Boyden
Rhode Island. The cornerstone of the park was the
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
carousel features 62
and has 4 chariots.
It was constructed with intricately designed decorative panels,
beveled mirrors, electric lights and faceted glass jewels. The
carousel's the original organ
is still installed and operational.
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
park for good in 1979.
The advertising billboard for
a soft drink that was very popular in Rhode Island when I was a
youngster, certainly brings back fond memories. I couldn't make out
the lettering at the top but the text beneath Moxie states,
had a unique taste that was quite unlike any other soda on the market.
Actually, it took a little getting used to and unless you grew up on
it, you most likely wouldn't care for it.
the oldest continually produced soda in the U.S. and has been on the
market since 1884,
thus it predates Coke
It is a bit hard to find, however there is a company called
that claims to still produce the original soda.