Thursday, January 5, 2017

Sycamore's Electric Park Amusement Park-- Part 2

At one time the park advertised that you could leave DeKalb at 8 on the trolley and arrive at Electric Park to attend a vaudeville and motion picture show at the theatre at 8:15 at a total cost, including a reserve seat at the theatre for 25 cents.

The park had a 100 by 300 foot dance pavilion.  But the Depression and a fire took it down in the early 1930s.

It also featured one of the best baseball diamonds in the area.  Even the Chicago White Sox played an exhibition game there with the famous Ed Walsh doing the pitching.

--RoadDog

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