Sunday, February 17, 2008
New reader and contributor extraodinaire, Ren, took today's photo of a real live carousel that is located somewheres in Pomona. Anyone know where it is - besides Richard that is? It makes a nice President's Day photo for the blog.
I heard there used to be a carousel at Lincoln Park. Is this it? The only blurb I found on the internet was about the Prospect Hotel Carousel:
fom the Carousel History Page:
"Prospect Hotel Carousel
Location - Prospect Hotel
Builder / Carver - Illions
Years Operated - 1927
Type - 4 abreast "Supreme"
Illions moved this carousel to Celeron Amusement Park in Jamestown, New York. It was later sold to the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, California. It was dismantled in the 1980's and the machine is in storage in Pasadena."
Also...According to Ren, there used to be a sign above Holt between Indian Hill and Mills that said, "Welcome to Pomona, Home of the L.A. County Fair." He and Mickey Gallivan are trying to find a photograph of the sign, in order to recreate it. I'm not sure how many old timers log on here, but does anyone happen to have a photo of the old sign, or know where they might turn?