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Rod Serling's Boyhood Carousel  by SummerJade

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Between 1919 and 1934, George F. Johnson (1857 – 1948), shoe manufacturer and great benefactor, donated six beautiful carousels to the local parks of Binghamton, New York and three neighboring towns. Johnson felt carousels contributed to a happy life and would help youngsters grow into strong and useful citizens. Because of his own poor childhood, “George F.” believed carousels should be enjoyed by everyone and insisted that the municipalities never charge money for a magic ride.

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Featured in The World As We See It on Mar. 19, 2010
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Here’s what it looks like in real life…

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Carousel sticker…

For kids! (Babies styles too)

Rod Serling (1924-1975) went to public schools in Binghamton and must have ridden on this carousel, maybe even this very horse. He graduated from Binghamton Central in 1942, and promptly enlisted in the Army. Serling created, wrote and produced “The Twilight Zone” starting in 1959.

Installed in 1925, this carousel includes 60 jumping horses 4-abreast, chariots and the original 2-roll frame WurliTzer 146-B Military Band Organ with bells. The horses and the original carousel house cupola have been restored. There are no stationery horses. The carousels or merry-go-rounds were all manufactured by the Allan Herschell Companies of North Tonawanda, New York.

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  • jeffrae
    jeffraealmost 5 years ago

    So happy to see this…this is where I grew up and I rode each one of these beautiful carousels as a kid. I was always mezmerized by the WurliTzer’s. All of the carousels are still there, and still and always will be free to ride.

    I have been longing to go “home” for a visit to all my family but this winter it has been storm after storm after storm and I am so home-sick. I have plans for a March visit but will have to see if Mother Nature wants to cooperate.

    This will definitely go on my favorite list!

  • Hmmmm, you wish to leave paradise and return to the “boonies”? lol You are the first to ever express this to me! I know many who would love to return to LI, but simply can no longer afford it. Count your blessings, girl! However, I do understand homesick… ☺♥ Thanks so much for the fave on this! ♥♥♥

    – SummerJade

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  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 5 years ago

    ♥ Awesome T-shirt Jade !!!! :D ♥

  • Thanks so much! ♥☺♥

    – SummerJade

  • Detlef Becher
    Detlef Becheralmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic T-shirt Jade, great idea and very well done!

  • Thanks, Detlef! ♥☺♥

    – SummerJade

  • jeffrae
    jeffraealmost 5 years ago

    The ones that want to return from the boonie to LI can’t take the quiet and the crickets….I can’t take the crowds, pace and insanity beside the cost of living…some love the drastic change of either direction and others not. However, other than this particular winter…I don’t think I would like going back to an upstate winter….I’m just a country girl at heart but do love the beach…went on Saturday…lol

  • I knew it- you wouldn’t give it up either! lol Now CT has beaches too, but what I noticed about LI was that there was blooming forsythia about a month before CT, yet only across LI Sound. ☺

    – SummerJade

  • Christina Rollo
    Christina Rolloabout 4 years ago

    I am a long time resident of Binghamton NY and it’s very nice to see this here! Great work, well done :)

  • Thank you so much for writing that! ☺♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 3 years ago

    FEBRUARY 23rd, 2012
    Thank You For Participating

  • Thanks for the link! I just had fun voting in the current challenges. ☺♥

    – SummerJade

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelalmost 2 years ago

    magical work

  • Thank you very much for your kind words! ♥

    – SummerJade

  • SummerJade
    SummerJadeover 1 year ago

    Featured in 500-5000 views of Tees, Stickers, Cases on May 15, 2013

    Thank you so very much for this feature!! ☺♥♥

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