Menlo Park Anniversary
In 2017 we celebrated the 125th Anniversary of Menlo Park.
The park was started in 1892 by local businessmen. A steam powered carousel was the park's first ride with numerous attractions being added over the years. Thousands would visit the park during the summer months, arriving by trolley, train, and later automobile.
Louise Doll and Louise Forgone organized a group to dress in Victorian attire to celebrate the park's 125th anniversary. During a September carousel opening, they spent the afternoon at the park greeting visitors and having their photo taken by local photographer, Amy Schuler. One of the photos was imposed on the cover of a 1900 era Menlo Park souvenir booklet.
Thanks to everyone who dressed in Victorian attire and to Amy for capturing the moment.