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8 years ago
Villa1939
Hi everyone. One of you sent me an e-mail with a group of pictures that I am thrilled to have. I'm not sure which one of you sent it as the e-mail name is Steuerd. Anyway,I wanted to reply and thank you but I have only an I-Pad and for some reason the message wouldn't go through. I am visiting my daughter in Ohio in July and she will help me to get my tablet working right. At that time I will send
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8 years ago
Villa1939
To Ladybegood: We must know each other. My husband Lennart and I owned Boomerang and Little John, although I changed Boomerangs name to Baytoven when I showed him. I will give you my e-mail address. I have only an I-pad to receive messages but I would love to see whatever pictures you might have of Parkway. My e-mail is villa.bedell@gmail.com. Thank you so much.
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8 years ago
Villa1939
I started riding at Parkway stables at Webster and Clark in 1952. One stable a few blocks north on GRANT Place near Clark street was named Plush stables. Not sure who owned it that year but later on it was owned by Bobby Carr. South of Parkway stable on Clark and I believe Burton Place was the stable Christensens and later on Lakeside stable. There was a small stable on New Orleans where they hous
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8 years ago
Villa1939
River view was the most exciting event in my life as a child in the 40's. As we approached the park on the old green hornet street car, the first thing I could see was the parachute drop. It was many years before I rode it and I only did it once. I guess it seems tame now, but that ride and the Bobs were the scariest thing in the park. We always went on two cent nights as nickel nights were too ex
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8 years ago
Villa1939
Hi Ladybegood good. I was pleased that you had seen my message on forgotten Chicago. I'm hoping that someone might have a picture of the old Parkway stables on Webster and Clark. It's difficult to convince people that a riding stable existed in the middle of the city. I also noticed that you mentioned Eddie Scienna. I knew him and a friend of mine from Edgebrook, Il. Married him. Her name is Jean
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8 years ago
Villa1939
I rode at Parkway stable located at Webster and Clark beginning in 1951. At that time it was owned by John Klien and managed by Ivan Parks. Peggy Drummond did the book work and also taught classes. Later whe Ivan and Peggy moved to Lakeside I followed them there. In the 50's there were a group of us kids who made the stable a 2nd home. We were called the window seat gang because there was always a
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