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Canobie Lake Park Memories

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In the early 1900s, The Hudson, Pelham & Salem Railways (HP&S) opened Canobie Lake Park as a pleasure resort to increase the excitement of the expanding trolley lines into Salem and the surrounding Greater Lowell, Lawrence, Haverhill and Nashua communities. The expanding automobile ownership of the 1920s drastically reduced trolley use, along with revenues. The

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Route 66 – America’s Highway

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From Chicago to Los Angeles… Also known as “The Mother Road” and the “Will Rogers highway”, Route 66 was a national roadway that extended from the eastern region of the United States to the west coast. Its purpose was to connect both rural and urban streets to a major roadway system. The idea for a

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Fisher-Price Vintage Pull Toys Make A Comeback

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Reproduction Fisher-Price Pull Toys for Today’s Kids In 1931, Fisher-Price released its first product line at the International Toy Fair in New York City. The sixteen toys, all made of wood, were quite successful, despite tough financial times for most Americans. Fisher-Price’s goal was make durable action toys that children would want to play with,

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