Kansas Carousels (page 1)

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Herschell-Spillman Carousel
Topeka, KS
This Herschell-Spillman carousel was built in 1908. It was used as a "carnival carousel" and moved around the country until it was installed in Philadelphia, PA. In 1945, the carousel was moved to Longview, TX. In 1957, it was installed at Joyland in Topeka. In 1987, the carousel was moved to its present location in Gage Park. Some of the figures are modern. There are 24 horses, 2 dogs, 2 rabbits, 2 pigs, 2 roosters, 2 zebras, 1 camel, 1 deer, 1 goat, and 2 chariots. There is also a Wurlitzer band organ. For more, see this website.

Allan Herschell Carousel
Independence, KS
This Allan Herschell carousel is installed in Riverside Park. It was built in 1950. There are 20 aluminum horses and two chariots. A new shelter for it was built in 2001.

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