Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Merry-go-round at Mt. Pleasant

I rode the merry-go-round at Old Thresher's, and I made Cliff ride too.  He wouldn't get on a horse, though.  He sat on a bench seat behind me.  These horses don't go up and down like those on merry-go-rounds of my childhood; they simply rock back and forth like a rocking chair.

Just think, my grandmother was only a girl when this thing was manufactured.

This is what makes the merry-go-round go around.  Steam power!

And this supplies the music!

I happened to find a Youtube video showing the whole thing in action.  (Sorry you have to watch a few seconds of a commercial before it gets under way.)


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That sounds like great fun to me!


I LOVE them.

Margaret said...

I'm wondering what kind of merry-go-round is at our state fair in my town. I need to go search. :)