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The "Walking Distance" Carousel
Text from: Online Reference to Broome County Carousels

Still from "Walking Distance"
Did the horse at far right appear in Walking Distance?

The "Walking Distance" Carousel The "Walking Distance" Carousel

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Binghamton Parks & Recreation Department

National Carousel Association 1998 Carousel Census
Binghamton (Broome County) - Recreation Park
, Beethoven St., Binghamton, NY 13905; 607-772-7017 Allan Herschell, 1925, 4 row, Park, 60 jumpers, 2 chariots; Original Location; National Register of Historic Places-1992; band organ Wurlitzer 146-B (orig); Donated by Lillian Sweet, daughter of George F. Johnson (1 of 6 given by GFJ with the stipulation that rides remain free.) History: this location: 1925 to present. Directions: Rte 17 or I-88 to Binghamton. Exit 4S. Take connector hwy (Rte 363) until crosses river and becomes Riverside Dr. Turn right on Beethoven St. to park. Open Memorial Day-Labor Day.  FREE.

Pittsburgh Tribune Review April 4, 1999 article by Michael Schumann
"Keller led me on a summer Sunday afternoon to Recreation Park, past the carousel to the bandstand on which Serling carved his initials more than 60 years ago. On this day, I rode the carousel as its brassy sounds entertained me. At three in the afternoon a band concert began and live sounds of big band and swing music that young Serling once heard penetrated my ears."