Posts tagged carousel horses

Toy Wooden Horses Come To Life

One of my favorite books when I was very small was a book about a toy wooden horse who came alive. I remember opening the book, feeling the pages in my hands. It was so familiar and to this day the image of the painted horse stays in my mind over fifty years later.  The […]

The Remarkable Wooden Rocking Horse

There is nothing more magical and amazing than the experience of watching the joy on a young child’s face as they play on a hand crafted rocking horse. It can consume hours of time transporting them into their own imagination, and it doesn’t matter if they are a boy or girl. The remarkable gift of […]

The Dentzel Carousel

Gustav Dentzel of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was a cabinet maker by trade and a young German immigrant to the United States. In 1860, he established the Dentzel Factory, manufacturing two or three carousels per year and supplied parks throughout the East and South. All of the animals were hand-carved out of poplar or basswood. The carousels […]

Rocking Horses for Sale

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Kid Wins Carousel Horse Race – Part 2

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Carousel Columbia: World’s Tallest Merry-Go-Round

Carousel Columbia is a pair of double-decked carousels located at Six Flags Great America and at California’s Great America. Tweet

Kid Wins Carousel Horse Race!

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NYC Central Park Carousel

This ride has been popular since it first opened in 1871. Since then the carousel has been replaced several times. Tweet

The Flying Horse Carousel: Oldest Merry-Go-Round

    This is the Flying Horse Carousel in Rhode Island, the oldest merry-go-round in the US still in operation. Tweet

All My Pretty Little Horses

My favorite carousels as a child lived at Euclid Beach Park about eight miles West of Cleveland, Ohio. Euclid Beach Park was built in 1895, and even in the 1950’s it had the feel of amusement parks from old movies. Cedar Point, which opened in 1870 in Sandusky, Ohio, still had some remnants of the […]