Coney Island History Free Ebook
Is there still a Coney Island? Once renowned as a funspot, Coney Island has been largely forgotten. Does it still exist? What has survived of the place? And what was it like? In this book CONEY ISLAND, Professor Solomon takes us there to find out.
Roaming about, he interviews old-timers? searches for antiquities?explores what is left of the amusement area. (Among his finds: a man who remembers seeing the first human cannonball, shot into the air at Coney Island; the remains of Steeplechase Park; and a ride?the Wonder Wheel?that began as a perpetual-motion machine.) He also provides a history of Coney Island?from its Canarsie Indian days, to its era as a lawless, Tijuana-style resort, to the rise and fall of its amusement parks.
Click on the link below to embark upon a journey to Coney IslandConey Island History Free Ebook (PDF) 152 pages.