June 9, 2014

Remembering Indy's Amusement Parks: White City

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Remembering Indy's Amusement Parks: White City

At the turn of the 20th century, Indianapolis had three amusement parks: Riverside, Wonderland and White City.  In a three part series airing Monday mornings at 7:35 and 9:35 a.m., 90.1 WFYI "Morning Edition" host Don Hibschweiler talks with local historian Connie Zeigler about the parks.  In part one, we learn about White City in Broad Ripple. The series covers Wonderland on June 16 and Riverside on June 23.

You can learn more about White City here. Zeigler has also written a thesis on Indy's amusement parks, and you can read it here.

The music in this segment is Scott Joplin's "Weeping Willow Rag."

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