Lancaster's Hidden Treasure: The Rocky Springs Dentzel Carousel

Eileen H. Gregg

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How can one of this country's most beautiful and valuable carousels remain in storage 23 years after citizens of Lancaster County raised $1.3 million toward its purchase? This book tells the story of the Rocky Springs Dentzel Carousel that was operated from 1899 to 1982 in Rocky Springs Amusement Park near Lancaster City and subsequently in Michigan and at Dollywood. Included is a history of Dentzel family carousel making by William H. Dentzel III, along with 13 of his original drawings. Also included are before-and-after restoration photos of 12 Rocky Springs Carousel animals by Lisa Parr, a world-renowned restorer of carousel animals. Includes many photos never previously published. (244pp. full-color illus. Masthof Press, 2023.)

     "I recommend you read it, or even buy an extra copy to pass as a gift or donate to your local library." -- from a review in the Merry-Go-Roundup magazine (Spring 2023) by Betty Largent, past-president of the National Carousel Association. 

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