Graphics ©Westie Kids/Dian@ 05-18-04 (this horse was not on the Fontaine Ferry Carousel)




Name of antique carousel at Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, Illinois. This carousel spent most of it's life at Fontaine Ferry Park, Louisville, KY. Dorsey Photo, 09/02/89

Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, Illinois.
Dorsey photo 09/03/89.


Carousel Giraffe. Dorsey Photo 09/02/89

Dentzel Carousel Giraffe and his friends.
Dorsey photo 09/02/89.


A 'roach-maned' stander carousel horse. Dorsey Photo taken 09/02/89.

'Roach-maned stander' Dentzel carousel horse.
Dorsey photo 09/02/89.


The 'Jester' carousel topper. Dorsey photo 09/03/89

A 'Jester Head' is carved all around top (rounding board)
of carousel. Dorsey photo 09/03/89.



The above photos were all taken by us on Labor Day Weekend, 1989 at Great America Amusement Park located in Gurnee, Illinois (now called Six Flags Great America). This hand-carved antique carousel, built by the Dentzel Carousel Factory of Pennsylvania in 1910, was located at Fontaine Ferry Park in Louisville, Kentucky until 1969. The park (1905-1969) was permanently closed on it's first day of operations for the 1969 season due to rioting and vandalism (see story on the 'Carousel Trail' pages).




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