Mommy & Daddy, Take My Hand, Take Me Out to Freedomland!

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From The East Bronx History Forum:

The East Bronx History Forum will transport us back to the Bronx of 1960 at Freedomland! Freedomland was larger and safer than Disneyland, or was it? Come on down to Westchester Square and find out. Wednesday February 18th at 7:30pm!

Freedomland was touted as the world’s largest theme park and captured the history of the country, while providing wholesome family entertainment. Shaped in the form of the United States, with Little Old New York in the east to the San Francisco Wharf and great earthquake of 1906 in the west. Other attractions were the great Chicago Fire, the old Southwest, New Orleans and the Santa Fe Railroad transporting visitors from coast to coast. It had something to offer for everyone.

Thomas X. Casey, co-author of “Northwest Bronx “ and “Bronx Views, the Postcard Book” and Secretary of the EBHF led us on a visit to Freedomland in 2007 and he will now lead a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the closing of Freedomland. You will see numerous images! Please get there early as seating is limited and Free. You can also see many souvenirs that were available for sale at Freedomland. Look forward to seeing you Wednesday February 18th at 7:30pm, at the Huntington Free Library (next to Apple Bank). MOMMY AND DADDY, TAKE MY HAND, TAKE ME OUT TO FREEDOMLAND! Look forward to seeing you there!

The Bronx had one of the biggest and best amusement parks EVER, Freedomland! Here is a picture of the park; you can see a horse drawn trolley carrying excited visitors. It was shaped like the United States and had historical themes and attractions, such as the Chicago Fire and Old New York. It was built where present day Co-Op City is, currently the largest cooperative housing development in the world. Sadly, it only lasted 4 years as the location was tough to get to and the colder seasons did not allow for as many visitors as sunny California or Florida would allow for the Disney theme parks. Wednesday, February 18th at 7:30P, there will be a FREE lecture on Freedomland at the East Bronx History Forum.

The Bronx had one of the biggest and best amusement parks EVER, Freedomland! Here is a picture of the park; you can see a horse drawn trolley carrying excited visitors. It was shaped like the United States and had historical themes and attractions, such as the Chicago Fire and Old New York.
It was built where present day Co-Op City is, currently the largest cooperative housing development in the world. Sadly, it only lasted 4 years as the location was tough to get to and the colder seasons did not allow for as many visitors as sunny California or Florida would allow for the Disney theme parks.
Wednesday, February 18th at 7:30P, there will be a FREE lecture on Freedomland at the East Bronx History Forum.

 The East Bronx History Forum is located at 9 Westchester Square:

Source: Welcome 2 the Bronx