June 15, 2013

Carousel Race...


Up and down, round and round
The carousel circle flow
Around around, up and down
Watch the wooden horse go
 
A childhood memory
We all have a few
A little piece of history
Will never be a fond adieux
 
The painted treasures we did ride
Amongst the many to choose
Our favorite was our pride
To us it did amuse
 
So set yourself and join the pace
The ride is almost through
We always said we won the race
As we ride as our steeds flew
 
~ Dena M. Ferrari ©2011

Here's a little background about the Carousel submitted by the Poet...rg
Description:
Mangels-Carmel
Carousel:
Classic Wood Carousel
Update:
2007
Status:
Active
Year Built:
1915
Type:
4 rows, Park, All Wood composition
Figures:
48 Jumping Horses, 18 Standing Horses, 3 chariots
Music:
Band Organ: Welte w/Gavioli fa├žade. Plays Wurl 165 & B.A.B. rolls
Notes:
Listed in the National Historical Register - 1987
Comments:
May have been special order (3 chariots-complex ornaments). Park is one of 1st planned parks. Owned by Westchester Co.
History:
Savin Rock, New Haven, CT, 1915 to 1929
Rye Playland Park, Rye, NY, 1929 to present