Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Early 1960s Lorain Promotional Brochure Part 2
Whoever did the artwork for the map didn't worry about the points of interest listed in the brochure either. The Rose Garden, the Giant Flower Basket, and Admiral King's birthplace are all left off, but BOBS PLACE on the east side is listed prominently.
Want to see the World's Largest Tower Windmill? "Too bad," the mapmaker seems to be saying. "It's off the page somewhere – go find it yourself!"
Moving on, the brochure includes a spread for Recreation.
There's a few interesting items, such as auto racing at Cromwell Park at Root Road and Colorado. Sadly, only the Palace Theater and Rebman's Recreation remain of the listed Lorain recreation establishments.
Lastly, a page lists some facts about the area and lists the area's industries, including both big (American Ship Building, Ford, National Tube, Thew Shovel, Fruehauf Trailer Co.) and small (Arvay Potato Chips and Faroh Candy Co.)
Hopefully, Lorain can reinvent itself in the years to come as part of the "Vacationland."