Tuesday, December 17, 2013
White City Park
In the late 1800s, the Trenton Passenger Railway Company ran its tracks out to a well-known picnic area called Spring Lake on the outskirts of Trenton, NJ. In an effort to attract more riders, the trolley company developed Spring Lake Park which evolved into White City Park. The fascinating history of this amusement park is rendered in the new book, "Let's Go to the White City: A History of White City Amusement Park, Hamilton, New Jersey", published by Archway Publishing.
Named for the white painted buildings on the property, White City Park opened in 1907 and was dubbed "The Coney Island of New Jersey." Visitors enjoyed riding the roller coaster and carousel, as well as wandering up the midway to see popular bands and vaudeville acts. During the summer, visitors fished and rode the flume ride onto Spring Lake, and when winter arrived, they ice skated on its surface. "Let's Go to the White City" preserves the memory of this long gone amusement park. It presents an accurate recreation of a park and the memories of its visitors for a new generation to enjoy.
"Let's Go to the White City"
Softcover 8.5 x 8.5 in.