‘Loop the Loop’ at the York Fair and other York County post card views

post2B. Derek Shaw, a roller coaster aficionado, sent along this postcard of the ‘Loop the Loop’ from York, Pa., Fair in 1904. Derek, also a postcard fan, noted that this is a ‘real photo card.’  It tells a lot about early roller coaster history, as Derek outlines in ‘Then & Now: Loop coasters at fairgrounds in the early 1900s.  Also of interest: 5 postcard view of York County, Pa.

Ydr.com’s postcard gallery on Media Center with 50-something postcards created a lot of interest. By month’s end, post card views in the five figures, for example.

And these three cards from B. Derek Shaw, who is interested in all kinds of  neat things about York County.

‘Here’s a few more to add to your online collection,’ he wrote.

post3Derek Shaw on Highland Park and its roller coaster: ‘Highland Park was actually located in the Dogtown section of West York.’

post1This old advertising card indicates that using models to move merchandise is not a new thing. The card reads: ‘Now, Here’s a Cute Little Number.’

Btw, here is a York Fair roller coaster, 2013 version, under construction.

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.
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