Coney Island
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frivlas
N 39° 32.102 W 119° 46.837
11S E 261027 N 4379845
This marker is located in Sparks near the corner of Prater Way and Galletti Way.
Waymark Code: WMM72
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 08/14/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 35

Once the site of one of the most incredible amusement parks of it's time, this site has been reduced down to a parking lot at the side of the road.
Marker Title (required): Coney Island

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 240

Marker Text (required):
Opened to the public on June 20, 1909, Coney Island was among the most elaborate amusement parks of its day. Otto G. Benschuetz, founder and owner, landscaped the grounds, put in a children's playground, a bandstand for outdoor concerts and a dance pavilion which also served as a skating rink and theatre. Coney Island also had an artificial lake complete with boats, covered landings and bath houses. The park's heyday passed with Benschuetz's death in 1912. An aircraft assembly plant occupied the site in the early "twenties" and an auto court was established here later. The pavilion was destroyed by fire in 1927 and a second blaze in 1930 took other structures. All remaining buildings were torn down when Interstate 80 was constructed in the 1960's.

County (required): Washoe (Reno)

Marker Type (required): Full Size (with blue painted mesh)

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

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