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Shelby City Park Carousel
Shelby City Park
Shelby, NC
Carousel Name:Shelby City Park Carousel
Park:Shelby City Park
Description:Spillman Engineering
Carousel Class:Classic Wood Carousel
Last Update:2021
Year Built:1920s
Type:3 rows, Portable, All Wood composition
Figures:32 Jumping Horses, 2 chariots
Music:Band Organ: 1923 Artizan Style A-2 w/Wurl 125 rolls
Notes: Received the NCA Historic Carousel Award - 2007
Comments:Purchased 11-11-51 by J.E. Strates & Dr. J.S. Dorton for $6500 for city. Oper. in park 1952-84. Looff lion, elephant & 2 Spillman dogs added date unk. Lion & elephant displayed. Chariots & 3 horses are new carvings by Caldwell & Forney. Reopened in 98.
History:Original Location Unknown, Unknown carnival, 1920s to ?
Atomic Rides & Amusements, Charleston, SC, Date Unknown to 1951
Shelby City Park, Shelby, NC, 1952 to present
Directions/Hours:From Charlotte via I-85 exit 10B to US 74W to Shelby. Bus. US74 W to Lafayette (150N) to Sumter, left on Sumter, 8 miles to Dorton Dr. Right on Dorton Dr. at Park. Contact park or visit the website for hours of operation.
Mailing Address:C/O Parks & Recreation, Box 207, Shelby, NC, 28151-0207
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