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Tag: Exposition Park

Meadville Alic Thurston Balloonist

Samuel and Alic Thurston: Ballooning Daredevils

Meadville’s Thurston Classic is a tribute to early ballooning pioneers Samuel and Alic Thurston whose thrilling stories made them true daredevils.

How the Trolley Arrived at Conneaut Lake Park

On May 30, 1906, the Meadville and Conneaut Lake Traction (M&CLT) Company formed with a goal of bringing trolley service to Exposition Park (Conneaut Lake Park today).  A suitable route was agreed upon that would continue from where the tracks left off in Fredricksburg and then follow the general course of the Cussewago Road to Harmonsburg (vicinity of Routes 102 and 3016) before turning south, crossing the lake’s inlet, and entering the park along Comstock Street. 100 immigrant laborers, primarily Italians, along with two freight cars full of work horses were assembled and brought in later that summer to begin […]