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National Carousel (Merry-Go-Round) Day
-- Created to honor the 1871 carousel patented by William Schneider of Davenport, Iowa, considered the official inventor of the modern carousel according to the U.S. patent office. Of the hundreds (if not into the thousands) of beautiful wooden carousels carved in the late 1800s and early 1900s, there are maybe 200 or so of these original American treasures in operation today. It's a great time to get out and ride and support your local carousel even if it is not a turn-of-the-century antique. Source
Read: Carousel Horses: A Photographic Celebration, by Sherrell S. Anderson
-- Colorful examples of folk art at its most refined, carousel horses are now highly collectible treasures, cherished for their brilliant detail and spirit. This lavishly illustrated book traces the history of carved and painted merry-go-round steeds from their golden age in the 1920s to the present, and outlines the methods and materials used to restore these icons of cultural history to their original glory.
Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
• Carousel Coloring Pages
• DIY Circus Carousel Party Centerpiece
• Printable French cirque carousel with sweet tiny little circus performers and horses
• Make a Carousel Cake
• A Carousel Box That Really Spins
• How to Make Carousel Cupcake Toppers
• Grab a Carousel colouring book - this colouring book will treat you to a delicious taste of the past as you colour and bring these enchanting animals to life
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