|The new plaque commemorating Crystal Beach amusement park|
on the grounds of the Crystal Shore Apartments in Vermilion
|May 28, 1947 ad for Crystal Beach |
from the Lorain Journal
The erection of permanent historical markers in places that can be easily viewed by the public is a nice new trend. On Monday, I wrote about an Ohio Historical Marker dedicated last month in Avon Lake at the shopping center, honoring the old interurban station that was once at that location.
Well, a little less than twenty miles to the west in Vermilion, historical markers were recently erected commemorating Crystal Beach Park, the amusement park once located there.
According to this article in the Chronicle-Telegram by Rini Jeffers, a commemorative plaque was installed on a pylon that once anchored a ride called the Tumble Bug. Today the pylon serves as a base for a flagpole on the grounds of the Crystal Shore Apartments.
Here’s a closeup of both sides of the historical plaque.