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PA: Campground planned for site of amusement park

(May 10, 2018) -- "They had the great roller coasters and a lot of the great rides, and both had excellent ballrooms where they used to have dances there on the weeknights," Jack Malarkey of Tamaqua said.

RYAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — For nearly 70 years, Lakewood Park in Schuylkill County was the place to be.

“They had the great roller coasters and a lot of the great rides, and both had excellent ballrooms where they used to have dances there on the weeknights,” Jack Malarkey of Tamaqua said.

The entertainment venue and amusement park first opened in 1914. It included a lake. Over the years, it drew in several famous musical artists and was a popular destination for dancing and swimming.

Read the full story from WNEP.

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Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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