Sometimes, special places in our past make great digital stories. For one of my projects, I researched the Flying Horse Carousel in Watch Hill, RI. I rode on this as a child as did my mother and her mother too. That's history.
Brigid Rooney Smith's. Watch Hill by River and By Sea, a title in the Images of America Series says it was built during the late 1860s and abandoned either by gypsies or by a carnival.
"Abandoned on the sands of Napatree [Point] in 1879, this venerable landmark has withstood the ravages of the sand, the sun, the snow and ultimately, the fatal Hurricane of 1938 to carry out its annual charge of providing merriment to the scores of youthful visitors that come down to the sea of a blue-skied summer's day." [Introduction]
Digital images are even more powerful when shared.
My video at YouTube has been watched 479 times as of today. I posted it 26 July, 2006.
Watch Hill is the place to sea... Enjoy your summer, but remember it is hurricane season.
Watch Hill, RI
Flying Horse Carousel