Excelsior Amusement Park – Playland of the Twin Cities
Released on July 31, the book, from The History Press, is 128 pages paperback. In it, Van Gompel tells the story of how Fred W. Pearce opened the Excelsior Amusement Park in 1925 as the Twin Cities was booming in the Roaring 20s and crowds arrived by trolley. The park survived the Great Depression and World War II and welcomed famous acts of the day, from the Andrews Sisters to the Rolling Stones.
About Greg Van Gompel (Twin Cities, Minnesota Author)
Van Gompel, a corporate attorney at Thomson Reuters in Eagan, is the legal counsel for the National Amusement Park Historical Association and often does research on history and the law regarding rides. His law degree comes from Hamline University in St. Paul.