Idora Park topic at Salem Historical Society meeting
” Idora Park, The Last Ride of the Summer” will be presented by Rick Shale, retired professor from Youngstown State University, when the Salem Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Dale Shaffer Library meeting room, 239 S. Lundy Ave. The book, “Idora Park, The Last Ride of the Summer,” co-written by Shale and Charles Jacques Jr., was recently added to the society’s gift shop. Their research chronicles the life and times of Youngstown’s Idora which opened in the summer of 1899 and outlasted most of the urban amusement parks in cities across the country. Sadly, it all ended in a burst of flames in 1984. The public is invited. Refreshments will be available. For further information contact the museum at 330-337-8514.