Shoot the Chutes!

For just a moment, “ laugh your troubles away”, savoring Chicago’s Riverview Amusement Park. Among others, please thank two bakers and an architect, now buried in our Chicago area cemeteries, Graceland, Oakland Memory Lanes in Dolton, and Eden Memorial Park in Schiller Park.. One of those men  had a special connection to that iconic  225 foot long “Shoot the Chutes” and it’s two creaky elevators.gate

For those of us who are old enough to remember, Riverview was our beloved go-to park for many years.  Once billed as the world’s greatest and largest amusement park, it reigned supreme from 1904 to 1967.

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