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C.W. Parker Carousel Museum
Leavenworth, KS
Carousel Name:Classic
Park:C.W. Parker Carousel Museum
Description:C. W. Parker #118
Carousel Class:Classic Wood Carousel
Last Update:2020
Year Built:1912
Type:2 rows, Portable, All Wood composition
Figures:27 Jumping Horses, 2 Menagerie Animals (2 Rabbits), 1 chariot, 1 Tub
Music:Band Organ: Artizan X-A-1 w/Wurl 125 rolls
Comments:Built for Fred Shew’s carnival. The 40' dia. platform features “grasshopper” jumping mechanism and operates at 5 r.p.m. The date is a mystery. Factory records list this carousel as 1912. A plaque on one horse states “Built Especially for Fred Shew 1913.”
History:Fred Shew Carnival, Grandview, IA, 1913 to 1951
Ce-Mar Amusement Park, Cedar Rapids, IA, 1951 to 1968
storage, Ce-Mar Park, IA, 1968 to 1971
Storage, N. Liberty, IA, 1971 to 1979
Storage, Baraboo, WI, 1979 to 1989
Jerry Frese, N. Liberty, IA, 1989 to 1997
C. W. Parker Carousel Museum, Leavenworth, KS, 1997 to present
Directions/Hours:Located in downtown Leavenworth. Call for hours of operation.
Mailing Address:320 S Esplanade, Leavenworth, KS, 66048
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