A New Turn for the Euclid Beach Park Carousel

Dan Jones' Mansfield-based company restored the classic carousel
Dan Jones' Mansfield-based company restored the classic carousel
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When Euclid Beach Park closed in 1969, its many rides were either destroyed or shipped off to other parks. The carousel was first moved to a park in Maine, before finally making the journey back home in 1997. This popular attraction with its intricately hand-carved animals has been carefully refurbished by the craftspeople at the Mansfield Carousel Works. Company co-owner Dan Jones supervised the ride's reassembly in a specially-built, new wing of the Historical Society. He says the inspectors will go over the machine with a fine-toothed comb.

DAN JONES: They look at every bolt, nut and screw on the entire carousel. They look at all safety factors --- you name it, they look at it. Anything that could possibly hurt the consumer.

Assuming the inspectors give the 1910 carousel a clean bill of health, it will be ready to spin this weekend.

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