Fantasy Farm Amusement Park

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Overview
Not many developers would build an amusement park next door to the successful LeSourdsville Lake amusement park, but Edgar Streifthau was a one-of-a-kind man in Butler County, Ohio. Streifthau, the original owner of LeSourdsville, was forced to sell his beloved park, but he still had the amusement-park bug, and in 1963 he built Fantasy Farm directly next to LeSourdsville. Fantasy Farm's audience was young children, and the concept was successful for decades. The two parks coexisted for 28 years despite periodically appearing in court opposite each other. In 1982, Streifthau sold Fantasy Farm to local carnival owner William Johnson, who ran the park for another decade before finally becoming a victim of the economy. Johnson closed Fantasy Farm in 1991 and sold off all of its assets.
Details
ISBN: 9781467111881
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Ohio
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 157
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Scott Fowler is the founder of the Southwest Ohio Amusement Park Historical Society and the Southwest Florida Amusement Park Historical Society. The organizations are dedicated to preserving the rich amusement park heritage in southwest Ohio and along the Gulf Coast of Florida. Fowler has written one other book, Images of America: LeSourdsville Lake.