C.H. Chandler of Pittsburgh and local real estate man W.F. Gwynn organized Silver Beach Amusement Co. to erect the White City amusement park on Lake Whatcom's north shore, near Academy Street. Attractions included a roller coaster, Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, dance hall, ice cream parlor and the Silver Beach Hotel.
C.H. Chandler of Pittsburgh and local real estate man W.F. Gwynn organized Silver Beach Amusement Co. to erect the White City amusement park on Lake Whatcom's north shore, near Academy Street. Attractions included a roller coaster, Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, dance hall, ice cream parlor and the Silver Beach Hotel. PHOTO COURTESY OF GALEN BIERY COLLECTION
C.H. Chandler of Pittsburgh and local real estate man W.F. Gwynn organized Silver Beach Amusement Co. to erect the White City amusement park on Lake Whatcom's north shore, near Academy Street. Attractions included a roller coaster, Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, dance hall, ice cream parlor and the Silver Beach Hotel. PHOTO COURTESY OF GALEN BIERY COLLECTION

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November 13, 2007 2:08 PM

Milestones: Residents sought weekend solace at parks

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