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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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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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  • skyhorse
    skyhorseover 4 years ago

    Instant fav – this would be a PERFECT addition to Carousel Enchantment

  • Thank you so much! About the group, this would be my only offering, so not enough, I’m thinking. ☺♥

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  • liaimages
    liaimagesover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous image….well done!

  • Thank you very much! ☺♥

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  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 4 years ago

  • Thanks so much, POPs! ♥☺

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  • Evita
    Evitaover 4 years ago

    ♥ Wonderful capture Jade !!! :D ♥

  • Thank you! ♥☺

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  • SchwartingSue
    SchwartingSueover 4 years ago

    Beautiful carousel image! Congratulations on your feature..

  • Thanks, Susan! ☺♥

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  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyover 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot and I love your title!! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thank you! There is a lot of history associated with this carousel. ☺♥

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  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

    (your vote is needed here !)

  • Thanks so much for the link!! ☺♥

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  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 4 years ago

    Love it…. takes me back to my FAV carousel…. beautiful capture… :)

  • Thanks!! ☺ At first I thought you meant this carousel, but I’ve decided this just reminds you of another. ☺♥♥♥

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  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 4 years ago

    Wonderful notes…and excellent image!

  • Thank you very much! ♥☺

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  • Steven  Sandner
    Steven Sandnerover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work!

  • Thank you, Steven! ♥☺

    – SummerJade

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