Ontario Beach Park – #19

As mentioned in the last chapter on the Park, it was auctioned off March 5, 1906 on the Monroe County Court House for debts owed on bonds. The new name for the Corporation that now owned the Park was “The Ontario Beach Hotel and Amusement Company.” In May they started announcing improvements that were being …

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Ontario Beach Park – #10

In the tour through the years of Ontario Beach Park we are up to 1897. The switchback railroad is being dismantled in April. It was a primitive coaster on which people sat on a bench facing to the side. The “Eden Musee” building has a for sale sign on the building. The Ferris wheel hadn’t …

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Ontario Beach Park – #9

In either 1895 or 1896 (accounts vary) a Ferris-wheel came to Ontario beach. The first Ferris wheel was designed by George Ferris World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. That one had 36 cars. You  can from the old postcard view that the one at Ontario Beach was much smaller. It was run by a …

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