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Friends of the Carousel papers

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1992-1993
Collection/Fonds
Friends of the Carousel fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS087-003
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 2
Scope and Content
File consists of papers pertaining to the Friends of the Carousel including information on its history and an invitation to the official opening at Burnaby Village Museum after the Carousel's restoration.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1992-1993
Collection/Fonds
Friends of the Carousel fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS087-003
Storage Location
Bay 66 - Shelf 2
Accession Number
BHS999-06
Scope and Content
File consists of papers pertaining to the Friends of the Carousel including information on its history and an invitation to the official opening at Burnaby Village Museum after the Carousel's restoration.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Friends of the Carousel fonds

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1989-2003
Collection/Fonds
Friends of the Carousel fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
7 boxes of textual records
Storage Location
MSS087
MSS121
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of seven boxes of textual records including; scrapbooks, receipts, statements, publications and information on the restoration of the Parker Carousel by the Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Vancouver Carousel (Friends of the Carousel).
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1989-2003
Collection/Fonds
Friends of the Carousel fonds
Physical Description
7 boxes of textual records
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
MSS087
MSS121
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of seven boxes of textual records including; scrapbooks, receipts, statements, publications and information on the restoration of the Parker Carousel by the Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Vancouver Carousel (Friends of the Carousel).
History/Biography
The no. 119 “Carry-Us-All” Carousel was built in 1912 by C.W. Parker an amusement ride manufacturer in Leavenworth, Kansas. Fred Leggett bought no.119 for “Lone Star” Amusement Co. in Houston Texas, but it was returned to the Parker Factory in 1915 for reasons unknown. Back at the factory it was upgraded from Standard style to Superior and electrified (this explains the mix of carving styles, some pre-dating 1913). It was used in the San Francisco area until 1936 when it was shipped to “Happyland” in Vancouver’s Hastings Park (home of the Pacific National Exhibition) then passed to “Playland” at Hastings Park in 1957. In 1988 the Carousel was scheduled to be broken up and sold at auction. Concerned citizens formed the Lower Mainland Association of the Friends of the Vancouver Carousel to save it. Through fundraising the Friends of the Carousel were able to acquire the Parker Carousel no. 119. Between 1990 and 1993 Friends of the Carousel were able to it completely restore, repaint and rebuild the Carousel. The City of Burnaby, Province of British Columbia and Friends of the Carousel contributed to the construction of a new building at Burnaby Village Museum designed to house it. Enterprising volunteers salvaged the maple hardwood gymnasium floor at the Oakalla penitentiary just before it was demolished and used it to rebuild the Carousel platform. The association also acquired and restored a Wurlitzer 146B organ. And on March 27, 1993, No. 119 moved to the Don Wrigley Pavilion at the Burnaby Village Museum, the Pavilion having been named after the president of the Friends of the Carousel for his coordination of the restoration project. Mrs. Norvie Frame daughter of the original owner of the carousel Mr. Fred Leggett came with her family from Texas to attend the official opening. The Burnaby Village Museum exhibit “The Story of Parker #119” and the video “Labour of Love: The Saving of Number 119” and their accompanying publications were created by the association.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Scrapbooks are comprised mainly of colour photographs - photographs were not given a BHS no. (determined not to be required at time of description)
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