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Crescent Park aerial views

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Crescent Park aerial views

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Various aerial views of Crescent Park located in East Providence (Riverside), Rhode Island.

The Crescent Park Amusement Park was a bustling old-time amusement park on the shores of Narragansett Bay in Riverside, Rhode Island. The park operated for 93 years from 1886 until 1979. The park featured a large midway full of amusement rides, games, and food stands. At one end of the midway was the famous Alhambra Ballroom, where many big bands played in the 1930s and '40's. At the other end of the midway, on a bluff overlooking beautiful Narragansett Bay was the world famous Shore Dinner Hall which could seat two thousand people at one time. The Rhode Island shore dinner that made the hall famous included Maine lobster, Rhode Island clam chowder, clam cakes, fish, corn, and all the trimmings. Many famous entertainers performed on the bandstand overlooking the water. Fireworks were displayed on the 4th of July. The crescent-shaped beach was always crowded with bathers in their old-fashioned bathing suits.
Source: Crescent Park Amusement Park: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

See also:
Department of Economic Development - Videotapes, Tourism, 1977-1992

Development Council photographs, circa 1945-1980

The Book of Rhode Island, 1930

This is Rhode Island, 1972

Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Historical and Architectural Resources Preliminary Reports, 1978-1991

Guide to Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation Division of Tourism photographs

Creator

Rhode Island. Dept. of Transportation.

Source

Accession C#1851

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Date

1954

Rights

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

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jpeg

Language

eng

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photo

Citation

Rhode Island. Dept. of Transportation., "Crescent Park aerial views," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #139, http://sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/139 (accessed July 23, 2014).