Tags: Hershey Park

Church of the Brethren hold their triennial convention at the Convention Hall.  [Hershey Press, 6/12/1924]

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The westbound passenger shelter, the passenger station and the freight station are torn down. The area is put into a parking space.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1964.]

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The Reading Railroad Caboose is moved to Kiddieland area of Hershey Park and becomes the Little Red Caboose, a place for family picnics and birthday parties.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1969.]

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The Magic Carpet Slide, a giant slide, is constructed in Hershey Park.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1969.]

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Skill Games, including Dart-A-Card, Ring-A-Coke, Balloon Burst, Dart-An-Apple, Bowl ‘o Fish, Tic-Tac-Toe, and a Fish Pond are installed in the carrousel annex.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1969.]

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A Cat Game and Money Race are installed in the carrousel annex.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1970.]

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A shooting waters concession is added to Hershey Park.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1967.]

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Jay North, TV’s Dennis the Menace appears on the bandstand stage. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1963.]

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A new restaurant, The Chicken House, is built under the Sportland Arcade.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1966.]

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A ski machine and 6 Skee Ball alleys are added to the Sportland Arcade bringing the total of games to 125.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1966.]

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William "Billy" Brandt serves as motorman for the miniature railroad. He serves between 1925 and 1953. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1925.]

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A new fun house call Laffland is placed in the old arcade building. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1946.]

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The penny arcade is moved and renamed Sportland. A photo machine and skee ball alleys are added. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1946.]

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A new air rifle range is built between Funland and Lucky Kick. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1946.]

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The Death Valley Funhouse is added to the attractions in Hershey Park. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1938.]

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The old fun house is remodeled, new stunts are added, and the name is changed to "Whoops". [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1938.]

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A new free playground for young children is opened. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1938.]

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Hershey Park builds covered picnic pavilions. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1939.]

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A new Souvenir and Park Administration Building is built. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1941.]

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Mo-Skeet-O, a trap [clay pigeon] shooting game is installed. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1940.]

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The Death Valley Fun House is rethemed and becomes Laugh Land. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1940.]

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The miniature railroad picks up and discharges passengers at the swimming pool bathhouse. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1931.]

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The old swimming pool’s bathhouse is converted into the first funhouse. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1930.]

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The Sunken Garden and the Electric Fountain are opened. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1932.]

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Summer stock appears for the first time in the Hershey Park. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1912.]

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The Park’s Main Pavilion is converted into Hershey Park Cafe. It had been used for dancing and roller skating but is converted into a cafeteria. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1916.]

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Canoes are added to the park’s fleet of boats on Spring Creek, bringing the number of rowboats and canoes to 35. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1916.]

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The main pavilion for the Hershey Park is located on the hillside overlooking the Spring Creek. It is used for dancing and roller skating even before the park is officially opened. It cost $6200.00. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1904.]

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A stage with drop curtains is added to the Hershey Park pavilion so that it can be used as a theater. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1906.]

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A grandstand and bleachers are built for the ballfield. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1906.]

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Tennis courts are added to the Hershey Park. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1908.]

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Bowling alleys are located in the multipurpose building near the entrance to the park. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1909.]

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Hershey Park constructs its first Bandstand. It is a small rustic structure. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1909.]

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