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By Jeffrey S. Croushore

situated within the scenic Laurel Highlands of western Pennsylvania, America's 3rd oldest enjoyment park, Idlewild, was once based in 1878 as a picnic flooring alongside the Ligonier Valley Rail street. Its tranquil surroundings quick proven Idlewild because the most effective position for church, institution, and company picnics, in addition to a leisure getaway for households. Idlewild extra new amusements and amenities as its crowds persevered to develop, however it constantly strove to keep up the picturesque panorama of the positioning. quickly a full-fledged enjoyment park was once in operation, with throngs of holiday makers disembarking the trains from such locations as Latrobe, Greensburg, and Pittsburgh.

Home to detailed sights like tale e-book woodland, the Rollo Coaster, Mister Rogers' local of Make-Believe, and the SoakZone, Idlewild has been the backdrop for generations of fond thoughts. Idlewild's proximity to the Lincoln street helped the park live on the abandonment of the railroad, and cautious improvement by means of the Mellon and Macdonald households and the Kennywood leisure corporation proceed to assist it thrive. This choice of pictures tells the tale of ways one in all America's most lovely subject parks has grown during the years.

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