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: