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Idlewild: History and Memories of Pennsylvania’s Oldest Amusement Park – Coming April 2, 2018!

IMG_6271I’m thrilled to announce that my new book, Idlewild: History and Memories of Pennsylvania’s Oldest Amusement Park, will be published April 2, 2018 by The History Press!

Idlewild will be available at local stores and Idlewild Park as well as through online outlets, including Arcadia Publishing/The History PressBarnes and Noble and Amazon. I am also taking orders and will have the book for sale during upcoming events and presentations at local venues where I’ll include a special bookmark designed by former park artist Rosemary Overly.

Click to purchase a signed copy directly from me!
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Idlewild’s story doesn’t end with my book. My research on this historic amusement park continues, so I encourage the community to share your photos and memories of Idlewild. I plan to feature more in-depth stories and photos that didn’t make the book here on my website and on my Idlewild Facebook group.

A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into this book and I am honored that Idlewild and SoakZone entrusted me to tell their story. I couldn’t have researched and written this magnum opus without the help of many incredible people, organizations and, of course, the park itself. Idlewild has operated in three succeeding centuries and I am proud to be a part of its fascinating history!

Official press release below:


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