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    • Schifferdecker Park 2, band stand

    • Schifferdecker Park (Joplin, Mo.); Schifferdecker, Charles; Parks--Missouri--Joplin; Electric Park (Joplin, Mo.);
    • Just ten years previously, this exotic site had been a rustic old dairy farm. Charles Schifferdecker purchased the land and leased ten acres to three businessmen, who constructed an amusement park -- the Electric Park, so-named because of the...
    • Schifferdecker Park 3, promenade

    • Schifferdecker Park (Joplin, Mo.); Schifferdecker, Charles; Parks--Missouri--Joplin; Electric Park (Joplin, Mo.);
    • Just ten years previously, this exotic site had been a rustic old dairy farm. Charles Schifferdecker purchased the land and leased ten acres to three businessmen, who constructed an amusement park -- the Electric Park, so-named because of the...
    • Schifferdecker Park 4

    • Schifferdecker Park (Joplin, Mo.); Schifferdecker, Charles; Parks--Missouri--Joplin; Electric Park (Joplin, Mo.);
    • Just ten years previously, this exotic site had been a rustic old dairy farm. Charles Schifferdecker purchased the land and leased ten acres to three businessmen, who constructed an amusement park -- the Electric Park, so-named because of the...
    • Schifferdecker Park 1, entrance

    • Schifferdecker Park (Joplin, Mo.); Schifferdecker, Charles; Parks--Missouri--Joplin; Electric Park (Joplin, Mo.);
    • Just ten years previously, this exotic site had been a rustic old dairy farm. Charles Schifferdecker purchased the land and leased ten acres to three businessmen, who constructed an amusement park -- the Electric Park, so-named because of the...
    • Lakeside Park 02

    • Lakeside Park (Joplin, Mo.); Parks--Missouri--Joplin;
    • Each summer season, Lakeside Park opened with great fanfare, announcing exciting new attractions and events. Attendance kept growing, especially on holidays. On Independence Day in 1905, 35,000-40,000 people packed into the trolley park to...
    • Lakeside Park 01

    • Lakeside Park (Joplin, Mo.); Parks--Missouri--Joplin;
    • The folks shown on this postcard await the electric trolley at Lakeside Park. A unique brand of amusement park hit the U.S. in the 1890s-the "trolley park." Power companies charged trolley owners a flat rate for electricity, regardless of actual...
    • Lakeside Park, swinging bridge 03

    • Lakeside Park (Joplin, Mo.); Parks--Missouri--Joplin;
    • The following postcards reveal one of the most notable features of Lakeside Park-the Swinging or Suspension Bridge-built in the spring of 1909. It provided access to an additional 15 acres on the north side of the lake where the baseball field and...
    • Patrick Murphy House

    • Architecture, Domestic--Missouri--Joplin; Murphy, Patrick; Michaelis, August;
    • This postcard shows the home of one of Joplin's founding fathers, Patrick Murphy. A quick survey of Murphy's resume confirms his reputation as Joplin's foremost citizen. The poor Irish lad, who came to the U.S. in 1850, transformed himself into the...
    • Leaving Joplin, novelty card

    • Souvenirs (Keepsakes)--Missouri--Joplin;
    • The novelty card represents a genre of items available at photography studios and amusement parks all over the United States. Folks posed for a custom photograph with a variety of props then mailed their cutesy souvenir to friends and family. The...
    • Lakeside Park, swinging bridge 01

    • Lakeside Park (Joplin, Mo.); Parks--Missouri--Joplin;
    • The following postcards reveal one of the most notable features of Lakeside Park-the Swinging or Suspension Bridge-built in the spring of 1909. It provided access to an additional 15 acres on the north side of the lake where the baseball field and...
    • Seeing Joplin, novelty card

    • Souvenirs (Keepsakes)--Missouri--Joplin;
    • The novelty card represents a genre of items available at photography studios and amusement parks all over the United States. Folks posed for a custom photograph with a variety of props then mailed their cutesy souvenir to friends and family. The...
    • Just Arrived in Joplin, novelty card

    • Souvenirs (Keepsakes)--Missouri--Joplin;
    • The novelty card represents a genre of items available at photography studios and amusement parks all over the United States. Folks posed for a custom photograph with a variety of props then mailed their cutesy souvenir to friends and family. The...
    • Schifferdecker Park 6, tower at night

    • Schifferdecker Park (Joplin, Mo.); Schifferdecker, Charles; Parks--Missouri--Joplin; Electric Park (Joplin, Mo.);
    • John H. Stem, a New York architect and amusement park planner, designed the park in the Moorish architectural style. Construction of the rides, park buildings, decorative motifs, and tower, all of wood painted white, required 612,000 square feet of...
    • Lakeside Park, swinging bridge 02

    • Lakeside Park (Joplin, Mo.); Parks--Missouri--Joplin;
    • The following postcards reveal one of the most notable features of Lakeside Park-the Swinging or Suspension Bridge-built in the spring of 1909. It provided access to an additional 15 acres on the north side of the lake where the baseball field and...
    • Lakeside Park, swinging bridge 04

    • Lakeside Park (Joplin, Mo. Parks--Missouri--Joplin;
    • The following postcards reveal one of the most notable features of Lakeside Park-the Swinging or Suspension Bridge-built in the spring of 1909. It provided access to an additional 15 acres on the north side of the lake where the baseball field and...
    • Lakeside Park, swinging bridge 05

    • Lakeside Park (Joplin, Mo.); Parks--Missouri--Joplin;
    • The following postcards reveal one of the most notable features of Lakeside Park-the Swinging or Suspension Bridge-built in the spring of 1909. It provided access to an additional 15 acres on the north side of the lake where the baseball field and...
    • Missouri Mule, novelty card

    • Souvenirs (Keepsakes)--Missouri--Joplin;
    • The novelty card represents a genre of items available at photography studios and amusement parks all over the United States. Folks posed for a custom photograph with a variety of props then mailed their cutesy souvenir to friends and family. The...
    • Flying over Joplin, novelty card

    • Souvenirs (Keepsakes)--Missouri--Joplin;
    • The novelty card represents a genre of items available at photography studios and amusement parks all over the United States. Folks posed for a custom photograph with a variety of props then mailed their cutesy souvenir to friends and family. The...

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