10 Dunham Avenue
Celoron, NY  14701
Town of Ellicott
The Celeron Amusement Park

As of this posting in 2012, Thomas J. Goodwill has graciously posted on line his large collection of postcard views of Chautauqua Lake, including his postcards of Celoron Park. Transportation on and around the lake has always been important, but probably reached its peak during the Victorian period beginning around 1890, when Almet N. Broadhead owned the Chautauqua Steamboat Company and the Jamestown Street Railway System.  Mr. Broadhead is responsible for developing a rail transit system that ringed the lake and connected passengers to overland railroads throughout the country.  He even developed or caused the development of attractions to create more traffic:  Sylvan Park, Midway Park, and Celoron Park.  Sylvan was a picnic area, but Midway and Celoron were amusement parks.  Midway Park still exists, but its "big sister", Celoron Park has been gone for nearly half a century, said Goodwill. Other postcard images have been graciously furnished to Chautauqua County Historic Structures by Vincent P. Martonis.


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