Ontario Beach Park – #30

In mid January 1915 the Mayor of Rochester, Hiram Edgerton, started pushing for annexing of the Village of Charlotte into the City of Rochester. It would benefit Charlotte by giving them more city services and help the City by giving them full access to the Port of Rochester that was at Charlotte. Mayor Edgerton also …

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Ontario Beach Park – #29

In 1914 they changed the name of the Park from Ontario Beach Park to Greater Ontario Beach Park. It was one of those changes that would only last one year. They opened the Park on Sunday May 10th as a preview day. Rides were open and there was a band concert. A fire started May …

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Ontario Beach Park – #28

Spring of 1913 was one of times when Lake Ontario would try to take over the beach. High water left a lot of debris on the beach. It also washed away part of the sidewalk. Workmen had to hurry to get everything finished on time for the opening The Park held two preview days; Sunday …

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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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