Suwanee Park and Steamboat, Greenfield Village, 1975

Summary

Suwanee Park opened in Greenfield Village in 1974. Situated alongside Suwanee Lagoon, the themed area recreated the atmosphere of a turn-of-the-20th-centrury amusement park. Attractions included a vintage arcade, an ice cream parlor, a station for Greenfield Village's railroad, the steamboat Suwanee, and a 1913 Herschell-Spillman carousel. Henry Ford Academy moved into the site in 1997.

Suwanee Park opened in Greenfield Village in 1974. Situated alongside Suwanee Lagoon, the themed area recreated the atmosphere of a turn-of-the-20th-centrury amusement park. Attractions included a vintage arcade, an ice cream parlor, a station for Greenfield Village's railroad, the steamboat Suwanee, and a 1913 Herschell-Spillman carousel. Henry Ford Academy moved into the site in 1997.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.125 in

Width: 10 in

Inscriptions

Typed paper sheet with blue letterhead reads: Stepping down from the train station, visitors received this / panoramic view of Greenfield Village's Suwanee Park family entertainment / complex. Typifying an area where Americans spent their leisure / time at the turn of the century, the Park includes a 1913 merry-go / round, and arcade with antique parlor game machines and tests of skill and an / authentic Victorian ice cream parlor. On the lagoon, the steamboat / Suwanee plies the waters, reminiscent of old riverboat days, while a / raft carries visitors across to Suwanee Island with its picnic areas / and nature trails. / photo release / From THE EDISON INSTITUTE... Office of Public Relations, Greenfield Village & Henry Ford Museum...

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