DELMONT, Pa. (AP) - A 1930s African-American amusement park in western Pennsylvania has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been named an historic landmark by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Fairview Park has been in continuous use since its founding when racial segregation was the norm, and blacks and whites had separate facilities. Black churches purchased 100 acres of land in Delmont, and the Monongahela Valley Sunday School Association founded the park, making it the first black-owned amusement park in the region.
Fairview Park Association says the original rides are now gone but the park is still enjoyed by people of all races.
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