Western History & Genealogy Blog

Community Tuesday: Remember this ride at Lakeside?

Lakeside Amusement Park Children's Ride

Do you know the name of this ride at Lakeside Amusement Park? This new community on the Creating Your Community website celebrates amusement parks in Colorado. Have any photos or stories to tell about your visits to Elitches or Lakeside? Also remember that this Sunday is a Scanning day here at the Central Library 5th floor from 1-4pm!

Lakeside Fireworks . . . .

My grandmother remembers going to the 4th of July fireworks at Lakeside one year, when they let them off from a barge in the middle of the lake. Maybe around 1928 or so? Apparently one of the fireworks came back down and landed on the barge, sending all of the fireworks off at once. I've never looked it up in the newspapers, but she remembers it quite vividly.