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Riverton Park casino in Portland. The park was developed by the Portland Railroad Company in 1896 as a popular day-trip destination via trolley. The park offered a variety of amusements, including a dining hall, theater, boating facilities, a small zoo, and a midway. An advertisement for entertainment in July 1897 featured Alabama troubadours, buck-and-wing dancers, the Jubilee Singers, plus a "balloon ascension and parachute adventure with Monsieur Roberto, Meteor of the Sky!". The casino was demolished in 1933 after several years of inactivity.
About This Item
- Title: Riverton Casino, Portland, ca. 1910
- Creation Date: circa 1910
- Subject Date: circa 1910
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 12 cm x 17 cm
- Local Code: 2009/2-31-107
- Collection: O.R. Cummings Maine Trolley Album Collection
- Object Type: Image
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