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Hanson's Amusement Park


 

The Amusement Park

Hanson's Amusement Park replaced the Picnic Grounds, offering life-long memories for generations of Lake visitors.


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Don Hanson's
Amusement Park

The history of Don Hanson's Amusement Park.


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Rock and Roll Dances

Local favorites, the Star Fires and Joe Nardone and the All Stars, lit up the second-floor dance hall at Hanson's in the 1960s and 70s.


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The Bud Light Ampitheatre

The last major entertainment venue on the Picnic Grounds and Hanson's site was the 1980s Bud Light ampitheatre, which attracted major national acts.


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The Starfires

Here's a special slideshow featuring the popular Star Fires band.


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The Hanson's Amusement Park Speed Boat Rides

Hanson introduced a speed boat ride for the 1937 season with a stylish Hacker-Craft motorboat.


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LVRR Railroad Excursions To The Park

In 1885 a railroad was planned from Wilkes-Barre through the Back Mountain to Harvey's Lake and into the wilderness beyond to largely transport the harvest of vast virgin timberlands between the Lake and Lopez.


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Site and Contents © 2008 F. Charles Petrillo

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