July 17: MVHS to present ‘Idora Park: The Last Ride of Summer’ at the Tyler

Rick Shale, author of “Idora Park: The Last Ride of Summer,” will be the featured speaker for the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s next Bites and Bits of History Lunch Program. It occurs at noon on Thursday, July 17 at the Tyler History Center in downtown Youngstown.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Shale’s presentation will answer the following questions: Why was Idora Park created? Why was it built on Youngstown’s South Side? How did Idora Park get its name, and what was its original name?

Participants will learn about the history of Idora Park from its opening in May 1899 to its closing in 1984. Copies of “Idora Park: The Last Ride of Summer” will be available for sale at the event.

Parking is available for $2 in the lot on the west side of the History Center. Overture restaurant at the DeYor is offering a $6 Bites & Bits lunch special. Call 330-744-9900 to place your order.

Visit www.mahoninghistory.org for the monthly listing of topics and speakers, or call 330-743-2589 for more information.

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  1. Henry Losiewicz says:

    I can’t understand WY the city did not step up to the plate and rebuild the park. No use adding to this comment .


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