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SHARE YOUR MEMORIES: A Day in the Willows

Here are some old shots from historian Nelson Dionne's collection.

We met with historian Nelson Dionne last week, and he had tons of material to share.

It was especially fun to go through Nelson's old collection.

We'll be sharing the Willows collection throughout the summer, and we think you'll enjoy some of the artifacts we managed to find.

Here are three shots to get us going.

Do these photos bring back any memories for you?

Bill Perreault June 13, 2012 at 07:53 PM
The dodgems, train, ferriswheel and the whip were a big draw to the Willows in the fifties with plenty of popcorn, ice cream and candy. Thank you for all of the old photos of Salem that appear in the Patch on a weekly basis. Keep up the good work and show us many more.
Dave Theriault June 13, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Those same attractions kept us busy in the 60's too!!
William Legault June 13, 2012 at 11:50 PM
The roller coaster, the tilt-a-whirl, the Dodge-em cars, clams from Cappy's when Johnny Cappuccio ran it, the wind mill on the miniature golf course, renting the row boats at the pier to go out for flounder, one could go on and on. My Memere used to gather the family in the park space next to Camp Naumkeg on a few Sundays every summer.
Neil J. Cornacchio June 14, 2012 at 02:00 AM
The Chicken Copsuey Sandwiches and Hobbs Popcorn. The 4th of July Horrables parade.
sharon June 14, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Growing up in Salem Willows with all these things and more ! Couldn't ask for better Sharon Bickford (nadeau)
Michael Berry June 14, 2012 at 12:21 PM
I used to work at the Dodgems when Dean Avellis owned it. "RIDE'EM!" "All the way around to the right". "No head on collisions". TURN THE WHEEL!
chester suchecki June 14, 2012 at 01:09 PM
i ran the rides on the hill for a couple summers and maintaned them. dirty job. the tiltawhirl was the worst with all the people losing their lunch. there is an up side .

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