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1964-65 New York World's Fair Carousel

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There is a wonderful community of people who share much enthusiasm about the 1964-65 New York World's Fair.  They collect, they publish, they communicate and best of all they share their knowledge and passions about the fair.
One interesting aspect of World's Fair history is the legacies these fairs leave behind.  Some pieces of the fair have ended up all over the country.  Others remain at or near the same spot they started.  Many have been identified.
Here are the stories of the two carousels which appeared at the World's Fair at Carousel Park and the Belgian Village. One is still in operation at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens NY, the original site of the fair. The other is at home in Montreal, Canada

Content arranged by Mitch Silverstein (2013).  All content copyright of original owners. Do not reprint any portion of this site without permission of the authors.  I am always looking for more information and photos of the carousel from the Fair.  Please feel free to contact me via email. Thanks!

During a morning World's Fair nostalgic tour of Flushing Meadow Corona Park in 2001, I came upon the operating carousel. Was this carousel originally from the fair?  No one was sure.  Would the City of New York purchase a carousel to place in this park during the times when the city neglected this historic site?  To me, the only explanation would be that it remained here after the fair. It made sense. After all, their charm, their long lives of providing enjoyment and their artistry, make the carousel a timeless icon of amusement lore. Carousels seem to always be antique; rich in history and genealogy. So I did some research which I am providing on this site to both World's Fair and carousel enthusiasts alike.

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