Zapp's Park back in the day (1904-1917)

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Zapp's Park back in the day (1904-1917)

Post by Lost Fresno » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:19 pm

Zapp's Park was before my time and I only remember Maple Plunge and Airways. When my girlfriend first told me about it, I was shocked that I had never heard of it. But sure enough, a little research on the internet turned up a number of historical pictures from the era. I've seen the picture below many times and it looks like everyone was having a lot of fun.
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Post by fresnobulldog » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:27 pm

I've seen that picture as well but check out the map of Zapp's Park! The picture above was taken along side the swimming pool, not in the main part of the lagoon where the boats were rented. You can see the "Scenic Railway" in the background (and indicated on the map) so it is possible to identify the exact position of the shot. I put an "X" where the people were sitting and a arrow for the direction the shot was taken. Neat eh?
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Post by Lost Fresno » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:22 pm

Old postcard of Zapp's Park.
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Post by Lost Fresno » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:14 pm

A great youtube video by John Walker remembering Zapp's Park


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Post by Lost Fresno » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:28 am

Yet another view of Zapp's park with row boats (from an old postcard).
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Post by Lost Fresno » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:56 am

Zapp's Park photo.
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