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Forest Hill Walking History Tour on Saturday

Get in a nice walk, learn about the Dip the Dip , the Stone House, and your former neighbors.




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Roller Coaster, the Dip the Dip on left, bowling alley with the carousel in front of it, and the dance pavillion in Forest Hill Amusement Park. The Stone House with wrap around porches is on the far right. In the front is the trolley car circle. I think the tower was for electricity for the trolley cars.
The Friends of Forest Hill Park are hosting a Walking History Tour of Forest Hill this Saturday, September 21st. Meet up at the Stone House at 9:30 AM and you’ll get to check out old photos of the park. The walking tour begins at 10 AM. The tour is free to Friends of Forest Hill Park Members and $15 for non-members.

Join Matt Zipperer and Chris Catanzaro to learn about the history of Forest Hill, the history of the Stone House, the first developers, the first houses built, the trolley, the amusement park. And learn about some of the families who lived in Forest Hill from the 1890’s into the 21st Century.

Large crowd at the Forest Hill Amusement Park. See the old wooden roller coaster called the Dip-the-Dip in the upper left corner. Times-Dispatch reported 7000 to 8000 visitors at Forest Hill Amusement Park in its heyday.

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