Friday, June 20, 2008


Vintage Postcard Wonderland, San Diego
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Wow, I would love to go back in time and see this.

This postcard shows the bandstand and casino from Wonderland, an amusement park that used to be in Ocean Beach (San Diego), at the beginning of the 20th century.
This postcard is dated 1917.

According to wikipedia, "(Wonderland) opened on July 4, 1913 and was constructed on the sand at Voltaire and Abbott streets. It boasted a large roller coaster, dance pavilion, large menagerie, roller skating rink, merry-go-round, children's playground and 22,000 lights outlining the buildings. Wonderland was a popular attraction until 1916, when most of it was washed away by high tides. Some of the bungalows built as tourist accommodations atop the cliffs on either side of Niagara Avenue are still in use as businesses and homes."

From the historical society website, this lovely image



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