Local amusement park artifacts displayed at Beebe Library
In commemoration of the 50th Anniverary of "Pleasure Island," the legendary amusement park that operated from 1959 – 1969 in Wakefield, Massachusetts, Robert McLaughlin has created a display of Pleasure Island artifacts and memorabilia at Beebe Library.
A local historian and author, McLaughlin wrote Images of America: Pleasure Island published in June, 2009 by Arcadia, and now available in book stores and at Smith Drug Store, 390 Main St., Wakefield.
A number of special events, including walking tours of the old Pleasure Island site, are scheduled for June, 2009. For more info and a complete schedule of events, go to the Friends of Pleasure Island web site.
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