Ontario Beach Park – #27

The full page ad, above, announced the opening for the 1912 season. I couldn’t resist colorizing it. The smaller roller coaster is gone but the larger Scenic Railroad is still in the Park. The roller coaster was replaced by larger picnic grounds. The biggest new attraction is Hilarity Hall. That was a new fun house …

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Ontario Beach Park – #26

In April 1911 the Park announced that they had joined an amusement park circuit controlled by J. W. Gorman of Boston. This would make it easier to get circus acts and those acts would tour around to various parks in the northeast. In previous years the Park management had to go to New York City …

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Ontario Beach Park – #25

In early May 1910 they are replacing the Japanese Village with a new one. Mr. & Mrs. Kosai are the owners and operators and they brought with them a company of at least 10 Japanese Americans. “Out of the North” was installed on front portion of the Auditorium. James Grady was lecturer who told the …

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Ontario Beach Park – #24

In early 1909 there was activity at the eastern side of the Park with the building of a tower. It was along side the Genesee River and next to the tunnel of the Scenic Railroad. It was a 187 foot tower to take electricity across the river to Irondequoit where another tower was built. These …

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