Author and Historian David Forsyth, Ph.D. will take us on the up and down (rollercoaster!) history of Denver’s Amusement Parks. Nearly 5,000 amusement parks were built in the United States between 1895 and 1920, and most major cities had one. Here in Denver, by 1908, Denver had FOUR parks to choose from, while memories of a recently closed fifth still lingered. In just a few short years, only two - Lakeside (nicknamed the "White City") and Elitch's - remained to entertain tens of thousands of customers yearly. Then two new ventures in the '50s threatened their dominance. Relive the glory days of these two remaining and great amusement parks! This talk is sure to spark personal memories of these, or other, exciting parks, rides, and times gone by. David is the author of “Denver’s Lakeside Amusement Park”.
Book sales and signing will precede and follow the presentation.
Speaker / Author/Historian: David Forsyth