Welcome To Freedomland, USA!!
Hello..Welcome to Freedomland, U.S.A.
This is not the old amusement park.. but just a page that I have wanted to
do for a long time. I am always interested in old Freedomland info.. as well
as old Worlds Fair info, and other oddities. Anyone remember the Long Island
Motor Parkway? anyway.. I'm Rob Friedman, and I'm here in Bay Shore (formally we were in Freeport) on Long
Island, NY, and I dedicate this page to my wife Sue..who always remembered
Freedomland with fond memories.
If you follow the link to visit Freedomland, you will be treated with some
old images set up as a virtual park. You will follow the layout of the old
park and see some of the sites . Also see Susan's article on Freedomland.
(which is what started my interest in this whole thing anyway.) And you can
see some of the things we have collected . Be aware these pages (and the
park pages) are almost entirely images.. so it might take a little time.
I've also had contact from other Freedomland fans, as well as one person
who has been very helpful and full of information, Bob Mangels, formally
of Ellenville, NY. Bob is in the process of writing a book on Freedomland
and is interested in feedback on that idea. Please let me know your opinion
on both the site and the idea of Bob's book via the E-Mail link below.
|WHEREAS: There has now been established within our boundaries, on
a 205acre site in the Baychester section of the Bronx, the world's largest
outdoor, family entertainment center - called Freedomland - whose purpose
it is to restage 200 years of the American heritage, from pioneering days
to the wonders of the space age.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert F. Wagner, Mayor of the City of New York, do
herby proclaim Sunday, June 19, as
In New York City, and do highly commend the people whose worthy labors
have been rewarded in the creation of this unique project, and I do further
recommend Freedomland to our citizens and visitors and advise them to take
advantage of the opportunity to participate in a living portrayal of all
the beauty, art, culture, drama and heroism that added luster to the imperishable
history of the United States of America.
-From the Official Proclamation,
Office of the Mayor,
City of New York
up since Feb 23 1997
Please note: I usually update the Memorabilia and Galleries when I come across
something new or new info. I want to apologise to all. I've not really
made any major updates to the gallery, or memorabilia in a long time. I have
received new items and actually got a number of items on my wishlist. I
will try to shoot them soon and send the newer pages up here. It seems
the memorabilia pages are taking on a life all their own!! -rob
Once more..I wish to apologise for the delay in new info. The most recent
change was changing the back server. Some of you might not know, but this
site actually spans two servers. and the second one went down. I just changed
from Digiweb to AngelCities. Let's see how that works out 9/16/2000 -
(update 11/28/2010 I'm now completely on x10host.com . and after a year and a half my site is back up)
This is the original logo from 1960
This is the later logo from 1962
If you have any info to pass
on, or items from Freedomland and are looking to sell them, please contact
me via the Email link below.
I have been asked by a gentleman
who Emailed me if there is any interest in starting a 'Freedomland Historical
Preservation Society' Please let me know if there is any interest
Also.. I have been asked about
making some Freedomland T-shirts for sale.
If you wish to contact me , Click
here to leave me Email
For some related sites see:
- the Co-Op
See what happened to Freedomland after it closed up
- the Palisades Amusement Park page
See another Famous Amusement Park
- the 1939 New York World's Fair
What is sometimes called The Fair, The original NY World's Fair of 1939
This is a list/site of all Worlds Fairs there have been. Very extensive!
- The 1964-65 New York World's
This is an excellent site on the NY World's Fair of 1964/65 that I remember
- The 1964-65 New York
World's Fair Film
Documentary film about 64/65 NY World's Fair
- the Yesterland page on Theme Parks, Fairs,
& Amusement Parks
Theme Parks, Fairs, & Amusement Parks info collected by Werner W. Weiss
- the Frontier Town page
Frontier Town WAS in North Hudson, NY.. another New York State Theme park
(It's gone now but this site is a retrospective on Frontier Town )
- the Great Escape Theme Park and
The big theme park in Lake George where some of the Freedomland rides ended
- Florida's Forgotten
An assortment of Non-Disney attractions that were in Florida.
- The Long
Island Motor Parkway page
Sam Berliner III's Motor Parkway page. Guess he beat me to it! But
it is very good!
This is dedicated to Disney's version of Freedomland, which was never built
Barrett Electronics Corporation's Danny the Dragon (This link
is also down now)
This is the company that made the wire guide system for the Danny the Dragon
- Clark's Trading Post
Clark's in New Hampshire got the train station and some other structures
- WMCA Good
Ok..This isn't a theme park, but it is as 'retro' as Freedomland
- 1939/1964 New York World's
This is the page run by a friend of mine, Michael J. Alonge, who deals with
both 39 and 64 World's Fair items and other things. including Freedomland.
Some of his items are shown on theGallery2
Sorry for the 1 Year absence but it's back
Updated August 2, 2013
Copyright © Rob Friedman