Images of America Lakewood Park
One hundred and twenty seven (127) pages of photos documenting the years 1916 through 1984. The Mahanoy Area Historical Society offers this collection in keeping with its mission to preserve the region's rich cultural history and work toward the restoration, revitalization, and future of the community. You can preview this book by clicking on any of the chapters in the Contents on the right.
Stop by the Historical Society on the first floor of the Rhoades Downtown Center at Main & Center Streets to purchase Images of America Lakewood Park for $25.00 or send a check to:
Mahanoy Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 127
Mahanoy City, PA 17948
Profit from your purchase helps to fund the Record American Project.
On the cover: Dick Clark brings his Show to Lakewood Ballroom, 1959. A television and radio personality, game show host and business man, Dick Clark is best known for hosting Bandstand in 1956, then “American Bandstand” when the show went national in 1957. On a Friday evening in July, Dick Clark, new to the record producing business, brought Chubby Checker to Lakewood to promote the up to then unknown singer. Checker’s hit “The Twist” had not been released and his appearance fee was merely the national exposure he was getting with Dick Clark. (Courtesy of the Guinan family.)