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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



The Province
Unwind Sunday Magazine ~ June 15, 2008

The Province Unwind Sunday Magazine June 2008
Click to view front cover

Coaster layout thumb
Click to view panorama view of Coaster (pages B2, B3)

Synopsis:
Vancouver's weekly publication, The Province Unwind, covered a special Sunday article for Playland's Coaster's 50th birthday. The article offered patrons memories on board this classic ride, on-ride photos of past riders, as well as some information about the Coaster. Apparently, 20 million riders had ridden Coaster since this publication went to print. Some of whom are famous actors: Mel Gibson, Johnny Depp, Adam Sandler, Mark Wahlberg, Alyssa Milano, Kelly Osbourne to name a few. Lots of fun photos were also included especially a panorama view taken of the ride.

To read the entire article you can go to The Province - Happy 50th grand lady!

Published: Sunday, June 15, 2008