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Amusement Parks

Amusement Parks   Reference library

Jim Futrell

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

The roots of today's amusement parks date back to the 1500s, when so-called pleasure gardens began opening on the outskirts

Amusement Parks

Amusement Parks   Reference library

Shanny Luft

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
1,294 words
Modern amusement parks first appeared at the end of the nineteenth century on the outskirts of major cities in the United States. Featuring mechanical rides, games, and food, they were ... More
Amusement Parks and Theme Parks.

Amusement Parks and Theme Parks.   Reference library

Don B. Wilmeth

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,140 words
Elements of the American amusement and theme park go back to antiquity. More direct antecedents include various European traditions, ranging from medieval fairs and carnivals to ... More
Beer Gardens

Beer Gardens  

Beer gardens were introduced to the United States by German immigrants, who also brought with them lager beer, the familiar light-colored, effervescent beverage. In the days before refrigeration, ...
Courtship and Dating.

Courtship and Dating.  

Colonial Americans generally cared more about the suitability of their marriage partners than about love, which they expected to develop after marriage. As a result, couples courted publicly and ...
Disney

Disney  

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Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
Like McDonald's and Coca-Cola, the Disney brand name is now synonymous with American culture. The symbols and meanings of the corporation's seemingly ubiquitous products maintain a strong presence in ...
Fifties, The.

Fifties, The.  

The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union dominated American life in the 1950s.The Korean War (1950–1953), a conflict formally fought under the flag of the ...
Hershey Foods Corporation

Hershey Foods Corporation  

Hershey's, the brand named after the company's founder and longtime leader, Milton Snavely Hershey (1857–1945), is synonymous with American chocolate. Known as the “Henry Ford of chocolate makers,” ...
hot dog

hot dog  

Frankfurter sausage in a long bread roll. Reputedly named after a cartoon drawn by Tad Dorgan of Chicago in 1906 showed a dachshund dog inside a frankfurter bun.
Italian Sausage Sandwich with Peppers and Onions

Italian Sausage Sandwich with Peppers and Onions  

Grilled Italian sausage, served in an Italian roll and topped with fried peppers and onions, is found throughout most of the United States, but it is especially popular in the ...
leisure

leisure  

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Overview Page
Time spent not working. In many economic models leisure is regarded as a consumption good from which utility is derived. The measurement of leisure raises questions about whether time spent ...
motor vehicle

motor vehicle  

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Subject:
Law
For the purposes of the Road Traffic Acts, any mechanically propelled vehicle intended or adapted for use on the roads. This includes motor cars (vehicles of not more than 3050 kilograms in unladen ...
popular Culture

popular Culture  

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Overview Page
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History
1. Cultural artefacts or media content produced for mass audiences. This equates popular culture with commercial success. The formal features of mass-media content may be interpreted in terms of ...
shopping mall

shopping mall  

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1 Pedestrianized walkway lined by shops, etc., in a shopping-centre.2 Equivalent of the suburban (or ‘out-of-town’) shopping-centre, but situated within a town or city, associated with an established ...
tourism

tourism  

In Ireland was long undeveloped because of the poor roads and transport. The development of canals, from the late 18th century, facilitated travel; indeed the first hotel network was built ...
Twenties, The.

Twenties, The.  

The twenties have spawned an image of bathtub gin, speakeasies, flappers, and decadence: in short, The Jazz Age. This superficial vision masks a far more complex history. In this period ...
Walt Disney

Walt Disney  

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Overview Page
Subject:
Literature
(1901–1966)US film cartoonist and film producer, who created Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.Born in Chicago, Disney began his career as a commercial artist and animator after attending the Kansas City ...
World's Fairs

World's Fairs  

World's fairs are expositions in which nations and corporations feature their foods, cultures, consumer goods, and technological advancements. Beginning in the 1850s, these expositions became the ...

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