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Resources Updated: March 29, 2011


Advertisements:
Playland ad from 1977 PNE booklet
Playland Seattle 1953 advertisement

Books:
Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition
Butte's Pride - The Columbia ...
Clark County History 2008
Dear Old Nat...Sokane's Playground
Doin' The Puyallup
Great American Amusement Parks
Guide to Ride 2000
Harry G. Traver: Legends of Terror
Herbert P. Schmeck Forgotten Legacy
Memories of Columbia Gardens
Once Upon A Time In Playland
The Enchanted Forest And Its...
The Incredibla Scream Machine
The Pacific National Exhibition
Vancouver: A History in Photographs
Vanishing Seattle

Brochures
Jantzen Beach Park ~ 1940's

Calendars
On The Midway ~ Puyallup Fair 2007

DVDs and Videos
Finding Playland
Remember When: Nat Park
Remembering The Columbia...
Great Old Amusement Parks
PNE ~ 1958

Magazines
RollerCoaster! #113 ~ Spring 2010
RollerCoaster! #88 ~ Winter 2004
RollerCoaster! #47 ~ Fall 1993
Sunset Magazine ~ July 1976
Sunset Magazine ~ June 1962
Unwind Sunday Magazine 2008

Souvineer Fair Programs:
Rip Snortin'-Fun! 1983
Whooopitup 1977
The Western Washington Fair 1973
50th Western Washington Fair...

Paintings:
Columbia Gardens Roller Coaster
Western Washington Fair Midway
Jack Rabbit at Nat Park
The Fun Forest

Photos and Postcards:
Happyland amusement rides
Jantzen Beach display
Playland Roller Coaster 1960s
Alaska Yukon Pacific Tickler
Puyallup Carnival Town WWII
Fun-Tastic Rides Amusements sign
Old Mill and Caterpillar Ride
Puyallup Coaster and Rides 1930's
Puyallup Fair Midway early 1970's
Restored Scooter & Whip Car
Restored & Unrestored Old Mill Boat



Jack Rabbit at Nat Park
by Patti Simpson Ward

Jack Rabbit at Nat Park painting
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Caption:
American Primative Artist, Patti Simpson Ward, offers a delightful depiction of what her experience was like visiting Natatorium Park as a child. The painting above is titled "Riding the Jack Rabbit at Nat". According to Patti, "Most folks would say the most thrilling ride there [at Nat Park] was the roller coaster - aptly named the Jack Rabbit. Each trip around the dizzying tracks lasted about a minute and a half, with speeds and dips that were guaranteed to leave you breathless - and "lunch-less," if you had eaten too many hot dogs and cotton candy..."

To check out Patti's other paintings visit PattiSimpsonWard.com