Monday, December 30, 2019

Dellwood (Amusement) Park, Joliet, Illinois. (1905-ca.1938)

Dellwood Park was built by the Chicago & Joliet Electric Railway Company to help promote ridership on the line. Costing nearly $300,000 to build, Dellwood Park officially opened July 4, 1905, and quickly became one of the most outstanding and beautiful park sites in the state. 
Dellwood Park Attractions Map.
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For over 30 years this park, located in Lockport, was one of the finest amusement, recreational and picnic areas in the region. Thousands of people came to the park each year by rail from Chicago and other surrounding communities.

Compiled by Neil Gale, Ph.D.

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