Monday, July 27, 2009

Book Review: Hershey Park - Images of America

The Images of America book series really is a wonderful effort in capturing American history in photos. Many titles take a close looks at great American amusement parks, and the title that features Hershey Park is no different.

Written by Pamela Cassidy Whitenack, the book takes a look back at the long history of the now booming amusement park. From the early development of the park by Milton Hershey himself to the mega expansions of today, almost every detail is covered.

Be warned though if you go looking for photos and information of recent additions to the park, as this book (like all those in the series) focuses mainly on Hershey Park's early years. There are some neat photos of many of the modern sections of the park under construction in the 1970's, though.

I never realized how little I actually knew of the history of Hersheypark! I suppose I thought that having done a report on Milton Hershey in 7th grade made me a subject matter expert, but boy was I wrong. The books is packed with little details that make me want to visit the park again and run around pointing out where long retired rides once stood!

If you're interested in checking out the book for yourself, here's a link to it on Amazon.


Sabrina said...

Love this book! I guess I'm a bit biased since Hershey was my home park growing up, but I do think this is one of the better park-related books in the Images of America series. And I should know since I own most of them!