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Chicago's Riverview Park

History for Broken-hearted Riverview Fans

From Frank Lurz
Posted March 23, 2013 at 8:10 AM
While putting together a project commemorating Chicago's Riverview Park, torn down in 1967 after a 63-year run, I stumbled upon Theme Park Insider. In 1958 and 1959 I worked at Riverview on the Bobs, the Pair-O-Chutes and the Hot Rods. Thought to simply check in and make myself available to anyone who might want talk about Riverview. I can be reached at franklurz@gmail.com.


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From Anthony Murphy
Posted March 24, 2013 at 1:16 PM
Hi Frank,

Being from Chicago, maybe a Riverwalk article is in order! Please feel free to contact me! I am always looking for new stories!

From Derek Potter
Posted March 26, 2013 at 8:50 AM
Uncanny timing...I was already working on a piece for the History series. Would love to hear some stories. Sending an email.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted March 27, 2013 at 10:38 AM
I rode Riverview's Carousel at its modern home in Georgia.

Favorite. Carousel. Ever.

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