Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Coney Island of the South

Deer IslandI've never been able to find a picture of the Deer Island Amuseument Park, though I did come across this entry token on eBay a while back. I thought the token might be nice to have, until I saw that the bidding for it went over $400!

Deer Island Amuseument Co.
Deer Island also has a history all its own. There have been several attempts to develop it, including building an amusement park on the west end in 1917. The park, however, barely made it through its first year, which was plagued by one of the worst mosquito outbreaks on record. And if that wasn't enough, a hurricane later that year finished the park off.