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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



Sunset Magazine ~ July 1976

Sunset magazine 1977 thumbnail

Synopsis:
The article that captured my attention in this issue was about "Tailspinning Roller Coasters". The magazine also offered a listing of the top 10 roller coasters on the West Coast. The Puyallup Fair coaster was amongst this listing. I had not known of the Puyallup coaster's existence prior to this time (1976). Needless to say, I was pretty surprised and excited to learn there was actually a wooden roller coaster operating in Washington state. However, I would not see this coaster until the Fall of 1991 since my mom was not keen on traveling across the state to ride a roller coaster.

Copyright 1976 Sunset Magazine