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This is an original press photo of Pensacola, Florida. During a heavy downpour of rain, a naval photographer at the Pensacola Naval Air Station snapped this unusual picture of twin waterspouts dancing around the entrance to Pensacola Bay. They were about a mile apart, were approximately 1,500 feet high, and remained in shape for nearly 20 minutes. Tornadic wind accompanied their passage over nearby Santa Rosa Island. Photo is dated 7-23-1943. (Shannon Historical Associates Photo Collection / 2018.29.43)
Rosedale Amusement Park; Salina, Kansas
Salina’s Rosedale Park was located on Iron Avenue on the east side of the bridge and opened right after Woodland Park. W. R. Geis and many Salinans formed a stock company and operated the park. Mr. Geis hired Mr. Searl of Solomon to construct a Railway similar to the one in Lawrence. Searl and Geis worked with the Lawrence Coaster Company to construct an elevated railway which cost $3,000. Rosedale Park had a pavilion and a smaller building, which gave regular performances and drew crowds. Then the boom hit — a great part of Salina fell in the financial crash and with it went down the Roller Coaster. After the boom of Rosedale Park ceased to be operated as an amusement park, it was then sold into residential lots.