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Riverside Amusement Park Circa 1920

Description: Riverside Amusement Park was located on West 30th Street along the White River in Indianapolis. It opened in 1903, and in 1919 was purchased by John D. Coleman, who added two roller coasters called "The Flash" and "The Thriller." This photo appears to have been taken soon after these two rides were built, showing at least a partial view of both. Coleman instituted a "whites only patronage" policy, angering many throughout it's long run, and the policy ended in 1963.
Origin: Circa 1920
Created By: Bretzman, Charles
Publisher: Digital image 2015 Indiana Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.
Collection: Panoramic Photograph Images
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Geography: Indiana--Marion County--Indianapolis
Subjects: Riverside Amusement Park
Roller coasters
Ferris wheels

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