Sunday, November 16, 2008

The St. Louis Carousel

There used to be a section of St. Louis called “Dog Town”, which included an amusement park area, Forest Park Highlands. This is where the original St. Louis Carousel was. When the Highlands burned in 1963 the carousel was the only thing left standing. In 1987 it was restored its original beauty and is now housed in a county park just west of St. Louis.

We stumbled upon the Carousel this morning. Just $1 a ride, with a wonderful pipe organ accompaniment, all the kids yelled “giddy up” to get it started. Wish we had had a little kid with us!

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