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10-Jan-2009 Liz (Ann Arbor, MI)
During my last trip back to Spokane after being away for about 10 years the first thing i wanted to do wast to ride this carousel. I have been on others but there is no other carousel like this one.

I have to say that luck was on my side that day. when it was my turn to ride i was first in line so i was able to get my favorite horse. Despite being first in line and an adult I had to restrain myself from running to Daisy. My luck didn't end there because I fulfilled my childhood dream. While riding Daisy I GOT THE GOLDEN RING.

To this day I still can't believe that i got the gold ring. I grew up in Spokane and had ridden the carousel at least 100 times but I was never able to get the gold ring. By the way, it is true that if you get the gold ring while riding Daisy the Wishing Horse your wish comes true because i was able to ride my favorite carousel Tiger for free!

06-Aug-2008 Rebecca Carr (Barrhead, AB Canada)
We recently visited Spokane and the Riverfront Park and truly enjoyed riding the Looff Carousel. Upon scrapbooking our pictures, I was pleased to find so much information about the origins of the carousel and am excited that you have taken the time to share this with the world.

It is a pleasure to see people keeping in touch with the rich history of our countries. Thank you for your hard work and dedication.

25-Feb-2008 Eric Thompson (Spokane, wa usa)
One of the best and informative sites on the net. My entry is not very interesting but it's typed with passion.

21-Feb-2008 Margaret Bodine (Elkton, MD USA)
As a child our family used to go to Nat Park and ride all day! My most favorite ride was the Carousel, and the white horses. Am still trying to figure out which one was my favorite horse. It has been so long since I was out in Spokane. Last time I was there we rode the carousel and caught rings to throw into the clown's mouth. What fun! Great website!!

02-Feb-2008 Christina Kimberlin (Bermuda Dunes, California USA)
What a fantastic carousel. Keep up the great work!!!

05-Sep-2007 Dennis Taylor (San Jose, CA USA)
Enjoyed visiting your website-I found it on Google while looking for Ruth Band Organs!! I knew there was an original Looff in Spokane, but not much else about it.

Are you folks famaliar with the original 1911 Looff Carousel at the Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, Calif?? That is where we always go for fun at the beach. It is the original Looff also with its original Ruth und Sohn band organ, built in 1894 in Germany, and I believe also brought over by "Charles". Santa Cruz Seaside Co. operates the mile long bordwalk, and has also done a great job preserving and maintaining their Carousel. In the past, they bought up Looff horses from other parks which were closing in Calif. Right now the Ruth organ is off being refurbished, and they have a large Wurlitzer operating in its place, but I am looking forward to seeing and hearing their Ruth when it gets reinstalled. It sounds alot like yours in your sound clips.

You can find more info about the Santa Cruz Carousel on their website at
When I get up to Spokane, I will definitely make a point of visiting your fine Looff!! I am excited to see groups like yours and those at Santa Cruz preserving these priceless historical treasures!!

18-Aug-2007 Carol Volland Stewart (Otis Orchards, WA USA)
I have fond memories of riding the carrousel at Nat Park when I was a kid. My kids enjoyed riding the same carrousel at RiverFront Park. It was nice that it could be moved from Nat Park to it's current home. Thanks Gary for putting this website together.

13-Jan-2007 Darinachka (Moscow Russia)
Very interesting and very pretty website. :)
Good luck and keep up good work. Darina

10-Jul-2006 kristi nelson (cosmopolis, wa usa)
Gary, this is great website so much info..I really enjoyed it alot.

09-Jul-2006 phyllis williams (Wilmington, Delaware USA)
Really like the site. Hope to visit area next year

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