Oh, boy, do I remember Griffith School Elementary school picnics at Chain of Rocks Amusement Park in North St. Louis County (right near the Chain of Rocks Bridge, along the Mississippi River). Who can forget the anticipation as we got closer to the big day? Who can forget racing for the Mad Mouse roller-coaster, ready to be scared and thrilled? Who can forget cotton candy, the Tilt-a-Whirl, and the Scrambler?
Here’s a video of 1970 8mm footage. It really brings back the memories (and the fashions!). Be sure to keep an eye out for the Caterpillar, the Baskets (my brother, Dave, loved the Baskets!), the Cars, the Flying Bobs, the Mad Mouse, the Helicopters, the Round-Up, the Tempest, the Rocket, the Boats, the Airplanes, the Merry-Go-Round, the Swooper Ferris Wheel, And what was that ride called where you road in the seats on a wire up above the park? Anyone remember?
Anyone else go to Chain of Rocks Amusement Park? Care to share your memories?