The Greatest Spectacle Ever Witnessed in America, 1897


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The Greatest Spectacle Ever Witnessed in America, 1897

Early amusement parks staged extravagant productions and to draw audiences onto their grounds. Borrowing from tactics employed at World Fairs, park operators showcased technological innovations and spectacular exhibitions as a way to attract massive audiences. During a July 4th celebration in 1897, Scenic Park bid for public patronage by offering a grandiose pyrotechnic display and Shadowscope simulation of the year's most famed boxing match.


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