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Elevated View of Riverside Park, 1922

Description: View of Riverside Park amusement park and parking lot, taken in July of 1922. The Derby Race and "The Thriller" Roller Coaster. 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 this roller coaster and another called "The Flash." Coleman instituted a "whites only patronage" policy, angering many throughout it's long run, and the policy ended in 1963.
Bass #56049
Origin: 1922
Created By: W. H. Bass Photo Company
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
Riparian areas
Amusement parks
Amusement rides
Photography, Panoramic

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