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Abilene Parker
Heritage Center
Abilene, KS
Carousel Name:Abilene Parker
Park:Heritage Center
Description:C. W. Parker
Carousel Class:Classic Wood Carousel
Last Update:2020
Year Built:1901
Type:2 rows, Portable, Track, All Wood composition
Figures:24 Jumping Horses, 4 chariots
Music:Band Organ: dekleist conv to Wurl 125 rolls
Notes: Recognized as a National Historic Landmark - 1987, Placed on the National Register of Historic Places - 1987, Received the NCA Historic Carousel Award - 1995
Comments:Only surviving C. W. Parker track machine. The carousel is located in a museum complex.
History:Unknown, Traveling carnival(s), Unknown, 1901 to 1928
Jimmie Weisner, Lander, WY, 1928 to 1959
Tom Knight, Riverton, WY, 1959 to 1976
Heritage Center, Abilene, KS, 1976 to present
Directions/Hours:From I-70, Abilene exit (Exit 275) South on Buckeye St., East on S.E. 3rd, South on Campbell. Contact museum or visit the website for hours or operation.
Mailing Address:412 S. Campbell Street, Abilene, KS, 67410
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