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Some old photos of Clementon Park
« on: May 23, 2008, 03:13:17 PM »
There will hopefully be a lot of discussion and trip reports for this park in 2008 so please post new topics in the dedicated boards for Clementon Park :D

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Re: New Clementon Park Board
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2008, 04:11:44 PM »
OK
Todays the Opening day
I will try to get down there but have a lot of work
but here is a Pic I found to start this board.
THis is How I remember the park as a Kid

I think thid is older then I remember as I see a Noah's Ark  yes this park had all the old rides
I remember the Flyers being in the location of the Noah's Ark
Pic below from 1940's  but it looked this way in the 70's
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From South Jersey Magazine by Danielle Burrows
Pic below from 1920



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Re: Some old photos of Clementon Park
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2008, 12:50:39 PM »
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I'm trying to find photos of the park when they had the Flyers at the location of Noah's Ark seen in the pic below.




book can be found here

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www.amazon.com/Clementon-Images-America-Philip-Read/dp/0738550493/ref=sr_11_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1222534603&sr=11-1
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Re: Some old photos of Clementon Park
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2008, 02:22:40 PM »
Nice pics. Parks used to look so much better.

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Re: Some old photos of Clementon Park
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2008, 05:32:49 PM »
It's so cool to see Clementon Park when it was old! I am a frequent visitor of Clementon Park and I will be updating this forum as much as I can!!

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Re: Some old photos of Clementon Park
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2008, 09:31:34 AM »

I'm a long time resident of Clementon and been looking for pictures of the park from the 1960-1979 time frame 
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Re: Some old photos of Clementon Park
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2009, 03:55:41 PM »
This is how I remember the Lake when I was a kid in the early 70's
this pic may be from the 60's  ?
But I swam here everyday in the summer
What you see below is the T-Dock (I remember 2 other docks one had a sliding board on it) and in the distance is the residential side of the lake behind these people would have been the FLYERS,to the right would be the dam and to the left the Log Flume and Tsunami. \/



Noahs Ark was behind the people in the above pic,it was replace by the FLYERS \/ I never seen the Ark but rode the Flyers all the time got kicked off many times for "snapping" the cables.The Motor and the base of the Flyers was enclosed in a triangle type "house" I remember the operator going in it to do whatever.according to www.flyeraddicts.com the Flyers operated from the 1950's to 1987 ?



the park had powerboat races \/  the park would be on the left


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Re: Some old photos of Clementon Park
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2009, 05:38:04 PM »
Kennywood still has an operating Noah's Arc fun house.  It's pretty old, too.
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Re: Some old photos of Clementon Park
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2009, 05:57:14 PM »
I can't wait to get home and see this thread on my pc. It always killed me in the late 80's and most of the 90's to see the flyer buckets in the jackrabbit infield. Thanks for posting these Tom.

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Re: Some old photos of Clementon Park
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2009, 11:50:23 PM »
I know where those flyers buckets are!! Theyre in the old ballroom right now I think
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Re: Some old photos of Clementon Park
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2009, 09:05:29 PM »
Bring back the Flyers!

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Re: Some old photos of Clementon Park
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2009, 07:03:19 PM »
Here are a few Pictures I took on my why home from work around late 80's
The county was rebuilding the Dam for the Lake (this is the road all dug up.

you can see the Old Entrance to the park.  there used to be 2 entrances near the lake and the existing one
they close this one when they moved to admission from tickets.
These are scans from a Olympus stylus Film camera.
I don't know why sometime it will resize the pics for me then others times like below you can click to see larger
I thought it doesn't re size when I reply to the ORIGINAL topic ?










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Re: Some old photos of Clementon Park
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2009, 07:06:20 PM »
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Re: Some old photos of Clementon Park
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2009, 12:38:52 AM »
some old park pics

FLYERS as I remember them \/

original larger size http://tinyurl.com/c75sm3








below , click on pics to see full size
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Re: Some old photos of Clementon Park
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2009, 05:34:02 PM »
I see the Salt and Pepper shaker in the Flyer pic. I heard about the thing for years.

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Re: Some old photos of Clementon Park
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2011, 07:01:16 PM »
what is that I see in the background can it be YES the FLYERS  they called them Flying saucers these flyers kicked butt
I grew up just a few blocks from the park and rode the Flyers as much as I could and learned how to swim in the Lake
I used to swim there from 1970 to about 1976 

pic is Clementon Lake, August 1966   \/



FLYERS to the right \/






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Re: Some old photos of Clementon Park
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2011, 10:38:05 PM »
I even remember the flyers rusting away in Jack rabbits infield bone yark in the early 80's. Depressing.

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Re: Some old photos of Clementon Park
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2011, 11:55:03 AM »
We probably still have them somewhere..
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Re: Some old photos of Clementon Park
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2012, 02:46:15 PM »
Clementon Park Flyers
I used to rip these up as a kid - living a couple blocks from the park with free entry we were poor but rich with entertainment  ;)
we got kicked off them all the time
Im not sure if these are bigger then other models but the drive motor house is big
Larger Pic below

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/2418/flyersclementon.jpg





WHat do I see below \/ a NOAHS ARK

Full Size http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/1884/lakeclementonnoahsark.jpg



Lake and HIGH DIVE Noahs Ark to the right \/



Merrygoround \/

http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/9375/clementonmerrygoround.jpg

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