|Posted by Ashley Beal on July 2, 2014 at 8:00 AM|
So I am a little late on this post, but the past week has been filled with so much excitement. I know I’m suppose to tell you about my pet artifact, but I have to put that on hold so I can tell you want happen. Pleasure Beach was reopened; so much of my attention was on that and finding more information. I started History Pin up and my first pin was the Steeplechase ballroom on Pleasure Beach. The hard part about the ballroom is that there is absolutely no information on the ballroom. I was able to round up a few details but not much, so I think I have to ask people about their personal experience with the ballroom. The next thing that was amazing was when we went over to the Bridgeport Library and looked through the Microfilm. I was so amazed at all the old newspapers and ads in them. I even found an ad by Mr. Barnum himself. But the key thing I was looking for wasn’t there. That was any type of information on the opening of Pleasure Beach. Jenny and I found one thing that might be an ad for it, but I have to do more research on it. The trip to the library opened my eyes to more resources I can use when researching something. I never knew there was a third floor in the library.
Until next time, just know the Bridgeport library has a third floor.
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