A few of us got a tour of the Clark Park woods led by Mr. Riverview himself, Ralph Lopez.  He used to work the Chutes ride from 1957 – 1968, and has dedicated his life to remembering Riverview Park, collecting ephemera and sharing his memories through educational talks and tours.  He has a book, Laugh your troubles away: The complete history of Riverview Park, and a DVD.  You can purchase on his website:  http://www.riverviewparkchicago.com

He may very well come to our Roscoe/North Center show in Clark Park, since we will be commemorating the lost park.

Mr. Lopez said that “the Bobs” was the best rollercoaster of all time.  Here is a little clip I found on YouTube that takes us on the ride:

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