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Aquaplaning at Long Beach, view 1
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Pike amusement park, located south of Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach, existed as a popular entertainment destination from 1902 until 1979. The Cyclone Racer, a dual-track (two trains could run at the same time), racing wooden roller coaster was created by Fred Church and built in 1930 by Harry Traver. In the 1950s, The Pike underwent a facelift and was renamed "Nu-Pike". It ran until September 1968.
View 1: Women aquaplaning off of Long Beach about 1935. This photograph shows a speedboat with four female water skiers floating behind it; an enormous roller coaster is visible in the far background. Information on verso reads: "The roller coaster of Venice Pier appears in the background", but it is the Cyclone Racer roller coaster, located at The Pike in Long Beach.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 14 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Sports-Aquaplaning; N-005-248.1 4x5
Outdoor recreation--California--Long Beach
Boats and boating--California--Long Beach
Aquatic sports--California--Long Beach
Water skiing--California--Long Beach
Amusement parks--California--Long Beach
Roller coasters--California--Long Beach
Piers--California--Long Beach
Pike, The (Long Beach, Calif. : Amusement park)
Long Beach (Calif.)

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