This shirt brought joyful tears to my Uncle's eyes...he loved going to Riverview with his uncle and loved the opportunity to get a Riverview shirt!
For more than 60 years, Riverview Park was the quintessential Chicago amusement park. Opening in 1903 along Belmont and Western Avenues, Riverview perhaps became most famous for its thrilling roller coasters — The Bobs, The Comet, The Silver Flash, The Fireball and more. The Aladdin's Castle fun house, a classic Tunnel of Love and the Pair-O-Chutes parachute ride that was mentioned in a Beach Boys song were just some of the many other attractions that thrilled park goers for generations. Skyrocketing land values led to the park's closure in 1967, but the Riverview Carousel is still in operation at a Georgia amusement park.
52% combed and ring-spun cotton 48% polyester, preshrunk, 4.2 oz. Super soft with a fashion fit.
I bought this t shirt for my dad who grew up going to Riverview. He absolutely loved it. Great design.
I purchased this shirt for my mom, as it was a favorite hangout of hers as a teen. The reaction, the laughter, the smiles upon opening it, were priceless. That led to her and my father reminiscing about times gone by, teasing each other over the rides, giggling at their memories. This was all done in front of their grandchildren, who were the happy recipients of glimpses in to a period they would have never otherwise known (and my parents didn't even realize the gift they were giving in return). For THAT, this shirt is 5 stars, is worth every cent, and is, well, PRICELESS. Bygone, keep doing what you're doing, and Thank You.
I was a little kid in the early 60s, living on Bell Avenue between Roscoe and School Street not too far from Riverview. From the window in our second floor apartment's dining room, we could see the Pair-O-Chutes tower. It was cool, even for a certain boy who was too young at the time to take the ride. There's a great story on riverviewparkchicago.com written by a former Riverview employee who worked the Pair-O-Chutes and the Bobs. It's at www.riverviewparkchicago.com/generic10.html. So, for me, the t-shirt would rate 5 stars even if the logo were printed on a burlap bag with arm holes. Luckily, it's a comfortable cotton/poly blend.