Monday, April 25, 2011
Oakwood Park Easter Basket 1958
Sometimes it seems that Lorain's Lakeview Park Easter Basket gets all the attention – and the Oakwood Park Easter Basket gets ignored.
To help rectify this situation, here's a great photo that appeared on the front page of the Monday, April 7, 1958, Lorain Journal. It show's Lorain's "other" Easter Basket and some of the Lorainites who made their holiday pilgrimage to it on Easter Sunday 1958.
Gee, they get to climb all over their basket out in South Lorain! At Lakeview Park, a moat keeps you from violating the basket's perimeter!
When I was a kid, the only times that I ever saw the Oakwood Park Easter Basket were when when my family went out to South Lorain to go to Hills Department Store. Besides the basket, my siblings and I would also watch for the train in the park.