Canobie Lake Park

Salem, New Hampshire

    Like many other parks in the early 20th century, Canobie Lake Park got its start thanks to a local trolley line wanting to increase its ridership, especially on weekends.  The Hudson, Pelham & Salem Railway opened Canobie less than eight weeks after starting trolley service in 1902.  The park sits on the 375-acre, spring-fed Canobie Lake.  The rail company merged with other companies in 1912 and formed the Massachusetts Northeast Street Railway Company, but the ever-increasing popularity of automobies drove the company out of business in March 1929, which also forced the closure of Canobie Lake Park.

    The park reopened in 1932 after a private citizen used the proceeds from his "electric paving machine" business and purchased Canobie Lake Park.  One of the most popular features of the park was the Dancehall Theater which has hosted a variety of artists such as Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Sonny & Cher, and Aerosmith.  A fire, a robbery, and a hurricane in 1958 forced the original paving machine family to sell the park to three close friends in New Jersey.  The families of these three still own the park.  Canobie Lake Park presently has a wonderful range of rides varying from an historic 1902 antique carousel old to modern thrill machines.

    The player below contains Episode 1304 of the Podcast recorded live at Canobie Lake.  If you browser doesn't display the player, you can download Episode #1304 here.

Canobie Corkscrew
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click to enlarge Untamed picture Untamed roller coaster pictures click to enlarge Spinning roller coaster pictures Family roller coaster Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GmbH Roller coaster in the New Hampshire woods Roller coaster with a bear theme Untamed rollercoaster at Canobie Euro-Fighter Model 320+ Looping roller coaster called Untamed Roller coaster painted liked trees Birch trees at an amusement park Roller coaster photography Theme park pictures Scarry pictures of roller coasters Cool roller coaster pics Joel A. Rogers photography Wood carvings of bears Bear car on a roller coaster Themed station Video of the Untamed roller coaster at Canobie Lake

Yankee Cannonball
click to enlarge Yankee Cannonball Classic roller coaster Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc. Canobie Lake's oldest roller coaster Wooden PTC roller coaster Herbert Paul Schmeck roller coaster Roller coaster moved from Lakewood Park Historic roller coaster at Canobie Lake Single position lapbar Buzz-bar restraints on a roller coaster Old roller coaster in the woods Video of Yankee Cannonball Home
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