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Summer dreams : the story of Bob-Lo Island

Author: Patrick Livingston
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Wayne State University Press, ©2008.
Series: Great Lakes books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: The definitive history of Bob-lo Island, a Canadian amusement park in the mouth of the Detroit River and a favorite recreation spot for generations of Detroit-area residents.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Livingston, Patrick.
Summer dreams.
Detroit, Mich. : Wayne State University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608485349
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Livingston
ISBN: 9780814333655 0814333656
OCLC Number: 144328466
Awards: Winner of Michigan Notable Books 2009
Description: x, 192 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Prologue --
Bob-Lo in the river of time --
Amusing times for the twentieth century, 1892-1902 --
Dance fever, 1902-1912 --
Good times and hard times, 1913-1939 --
Under new management, 1938-1949 --
Bob-Lo : a Browning line, 1949-1979 --
Thrills and spills in the amusement business, 1979-1993 --
The thrill is gone, 1993-2006 --
Afterword.
Series Title: Great Lakes books.
Responsibility: Patrick Livingston.
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Offers a history of Bob-lo Island, a Canadian amusement park in the mouth of the Detroit River and a favorite recreation spot for generations of Detroit-area residents. This book recounts the phases  Read more...

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"Patrick Livingston has written the complete book on Bob-Lo, from the well-known subjects of amusement rides and river cruises to the lesser-known tales of racism, insolvency, and rowdy motorcycle Read more...

 
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