Monday, January 25, 2010

1956: Park Dedication Planning

Sunday Times Advertiser, September 16, 1956

Hamilton Township Public Library Local History Collection
 One of the initial activities undertaken to create White City Park as a public recreation area was to call for volunteers to clean the area.  Local newspapers reported that as many as 5,000 people arrived the first day to the astonishment of the Civic Association.  It was reported that many people were unware of the Sewell Avenue entrance and visitors traversed private property to get to the park.  Signs were posted at McClellan and Harrison Avenues, the former amusement park entrance, directing the public to the Sewell Avenue entrance.  Obviously many didn't see the signs to the consternation of property owners.  The turnout is an example of an era of civic pride and dedication.     

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