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Unread 04-10-2011, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Avoca
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Default Former miniature golf course Wilkes-Barre Twp.

Does anybody remember the mini golf course that was located on the corner of R315/R115 in Wilkes-Barre Twp. before the Cross Valley was extended.

I cannot find any info on this. I believe the theme was either the Wizard of Oz, Circus, or something to do with animals.

I was young when I was there.

I'm looking for a name, theme, time frame, pictures, anything...

Thanks
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Unread 04-11-2011, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Forty Fort
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I do have a vague recollection of a mini-golf course in that area, and thinking at the time that it seemed like a strange place to have "fun" with cars whizzing by on both sides. As far as a "theme", I don't recall much about that.

Wasn't there a bad accident in that general area late '70's in which the wife, children and mother-in-law of a local attorney (who shall remain nameless) were nearly decapitated when a runaway truck flattened their Mercedes?
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Unread 04-11-2011, 05:31 PM
 
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I remember the place. That would have been in the early 1980's as I remember it when I went to King's. While I vaguely remember a themed location, could it have been named "Land of Oz"? For some reason, that name popped into my head while reading your post.
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Unread 04-12-2011, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill Metroplex
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I remember playing mini-golf there when I was little, I'm thinking it was a Wizard of Oz theme, but I could be totally wrong. One place who should have your answer, would be PennDOT's district 4-0 office up in Dunmore, since they bought the Right-of-way from the business and would have some record of it. Another place to try would be the Times Leader, maybe someone in their news archive can give you some leads on names and pictures and past articles about the construction, just shoot them an email maybe.

On a side note, while I was driving on the North Cross Valley last week, and seeing all the traffic going in both directions, I thought this road project was probably the best new road project in the area since maybe the 60's when the interstate was put in. I don't know if people remember, back in the day, how much harder it was to get to the Back Mountains from Wilkes-Barre Twp.
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