Browse Items (24 total)

  • Subject contains "Amusement parks"

Creator: Byrnes, Susan Miranda
Date: ca. 1959
Description: "Pleasure Island, 'New England's biggest family amusement center" opened on June 22, 1959. The 80-acre site was located off Route 128, adjacent to what is now Audubon Road (formerly Pleasure Island…[More]

Date: 1959
Description: "This year marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of Pleasure Island. In this picture, a pirate boat heads toward Pirate's Cove, complete with its tree house, fort and pirate, as the Pleasure…

Description: "Dubbed by its owners in the late 1950s as the 'Disneyland of the East Coast', Pleasure Island was a fantasyland for children of all ages. Although it was in operation for less than a decade,…

Date: 1959
Description: "The Diamond Lil Saloon, located in the Western section of Pleasure Island, was the first building to be constructed in the park and was built as 'an exact replica of the old western style…

Date: 1959
Description: "Among the first sights to see at Pleasure Island was Clipper Cove, a reproduction of a 150-year old New England fishing village, the place from which visitors reached two of the park's most popular…[More]

Date: [1960-1969?]
Description: Published for Breck's of Boston.;"Exit 21-A on Route 128, Wakefield, Mass." -- Text from back of postcard.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

Date: [1960-1969?]
Description: Published for Breck's of Boston.;"Exit 21-A on Route 128, Wakefield, Mass." -- Text from back of postcard.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

Date: [1960-1969?]
Description: Published for Breck's of Boston.;"Exit 21-A on Route 128, Wakefield, Mass." -- Text from back of postcard.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

Date: [1960-1969?]
Description: Published for Breck's of Boston.;"Exit 21-A on Route 128, Wakefield, Mass." -- Text from back of postcard.
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

Date: [1950-1959?]
Description: "On every trip of the Pleasure Island and Western Railroad, attempts are made by armed bandits to board the train to rob passengers and the conductor. They never succeed because the trusty sheriff…
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

Date: [1950-1959?]
Description: "A rustic section at Pleasure Island traces the western movement of early New Englanders. Gun fights are frequent. Stage coaches, covered wagons, buckboards, surreys and a live steam railroad carry…[More]
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

Date: [1950-1959?]
Description: "Breck's old country store charms thousands of visitors yearly-with its incredible collection of merchandise from an age long lost. Even a cracker barrel and checker board are available to youngsters.…[More]
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

Date: [1950-1959?]
Description: "The Goldpan Gulch Stage Coach line in Pleasure Island, big new family recreation center in Wakefield, Mass., takes guests thru typical western badlands and splashes through broad streams, on the run…[More]
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

Date: [1950-1959?]
Description: "A boy and girl of colonial days stand along Clipper cove, the main street in charming Pleasure Island, the $4,000,000 family fun center in Wakefield, Mass., on Route 128, Exit 21A. The street is an…[More]
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

Date: [1950-1959?]
Description: "Pirates in costume welcome visitors in the authentic thatched-topped boats that sail regularly for Pirate's Cove at Pleasure Island in Wakefield, Mass., on Route 128, Exit 21A, just outside Boston.…[More]
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

Date: [1950-1959?]
Description: "View from the front gate of Pleasure Island, in Wakefield, Mass., shows the Plaza in which thousands of talented free entertainers appear annually. Beyond the Plaza is the main street of Clipper…
Collection: Wakefield Postcards

Date: [1950-1959?]
Description: "Dramatic memories of the men who went down to the sea in ships are recalled by the light house in Clipper Cove, at Pleasure Island, in Wakefield, Mass. The seaman's guide is a focal point in the…
Collection: Wakefield Postcards