- Author : The Guinan Family
- Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
- Release : 27 July 2021
- ISBN : 0738565784
- Page : 128 pages
- Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters
Get a book entitled Lakewood Park, was written by The Guinan Family and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 27 July 2021 with total pages 128. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Situated in the coal regions of northeast Pennsylvania, Lakewood Park was established in 1916 by the Guinan family as a place to bathe, picnic, and camp. It became known as a nature retreat for the nearby miners and their families, and it developed into the destination for swimming, amusement rides, skating, big band dances, boxing matches, ethnic celebrations, summer stock plays, and political banquets. The park boasted a 150-yard cement pool, hand-carved Spillman carousel, and grand ballroom. It was the host of the longest-running ethnic festival in Pennsylvania, Lithuanian Day, from 1914 to 1984. Using vintage images, Lakewood Park recalls the various festivals and celebrations, amusements rides, and celebrity performers, such as Dick Clark and Doris Day, that made the park an entertainment mecca for 68 years.