Thursday, July 23, 2009

Shoot the Chutes -- July 23, 2009

The Chutes was a popular San Francisco amusement park. In 1905 it was located at Tenth and Fulton, across the street from Golden Gate Park. I suppose the Johnstown Flood was a diorama. The Circle Swing would have been a form of the magic swing ride.

(Update 02-February-2011, thanks to John Freeman): The later Playland-at-the-Beach was originally called Chutes-at-the-Beach, but was not related to the older Chutes parks. The park at the beach had a Shoot the Chutes ride until 1950. My mother remembers riding it.

The ad appeared in the 23-February-1905 San Francisco Call.

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