New Carousel on the National Mall

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Summary

A larger carousel (from Baltimore's Gwynn Oak park) replaces the merry-go-round that was on the National Mall since 1967. The 60 horses of the new carousel were built in 1947 by the Allan Herschell Company of North Tonowanda, New York and arrive at the Smithsonian in April. The new carousel is ten feet larger in diameter than the previous one, and includes an extra row of horses. All the horses are jumpers (four legs in the air). Unlike the previous carousel, which was portable, this one is a full-size merry-go-round and is covered by a canvas top and sides. The carousel is installed by Jim Wells of Fairfax, Virginia.

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Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," April 1981, p. 1, 3.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1981

Topic

Merry-go-round

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

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