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6863
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Richard Stanhope Pullen had a dream for a park in Raleigh. On March 22, 1887, his dream became a reality when the park was donated to the city, making it the state's first public park. The National Amusement Park Historical Association lists Pullen Park as the fourteenth oldest amusement park in the world. The park's many offerings include sixty-eight tree-shaded acres, the historic C.P. Huntington miniature train, and playgrounds. The crown jewel, however, is the park's magical musical carousel. Built around 1900 and intricately hand-carved, the carousel is one of twenty-three remaining historic Dentzel Carousel Company machines still operating in North America. The carousel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 4, Sept 2004, p172-175, il Periodical Website
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25654
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In 1912, Carolina Power and Light originally bought the carousel for $12,000 for the Bloomsbury Park at the end of the trolley line. In 1921 when Bloomsbury Park closed down, the City of Raleigh bought the carousel for $1,200 and moved it to Pullen Park. Now the Raleigh Fine Arts Society and the Raleigh Community of Artists, with the help of the Raleigh City Council, are raising funding to restore the Gustave Dentzel carousel.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 4 Issue 21, November 7-20 1986, p6-9, por Periodical Website
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35728
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The author proved a sojourn in the state capital captured the essence of NC. Those interested in its history could visit folk villages, the Dodd-Hinsdale House, and Oakwood Cemetery. Visitors wanting entertainment could take in concerts, dance, and sports. Tours about town could yield sightings of the Sacred Heart Cathedral, sidewalk cafes, and working farms. For nature lovers, there were boating in the Neuse River and strolling through gardens such as the Rose Garden.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 7 Issue 3, May/June 1979, p42-44
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36373
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The Martin ‘76ers constructed a model of the 1912 Dentzel Carousel in Pullen Park, Raleigh, NC. They were awarded Group Arts First Place during the Twenty-fifth Anniversary Awards Day program of the Tar Hill Junior Historian Association.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. Vol. 18 Issue No. 1, , p27, 33-35, il
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36394
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A history of the Raleigh Pullen Park Carousel as found in the award winning scrapbook prepared by the Martin ‘76ers, LeRoy Martin Junior High School, Raleigh, NC.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. Vol. 18 Issue No. 2, , p22-24, il
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36390
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Article on Chavis Park and Pullen Park by Ellen Chism, LeRoy Junior High School, Raleigh, NC.
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