From 1904 – 1967 Chicago Illinois was home to a once lively amusement park by the name of Riverview. On a multitude of acres sat more than 120 rides including enormous wooden roller coasters, the Aero-Stat, the double whirl ride, and more. One of the most recognized roller coasters in the park was called “the bobs” which cost an impressive eighty thousand dollars to produce and went as fast as fifty miles per hour. The ride was admired so much that it was imitated at Geauga Lake in Aurora, Ohio and called the “Raging Wolf Bobs”. Although Riverview was one of the most beloved parks in the area, it did not start out that way.
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