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Santa's Village (Images of America: Illinois)

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Since 1959, Santaas Village in Dundee has entertained millions. The park was born of a man who as a child had no real Christmas. Glenn Holland grew up in California during the Great Depression. His parents died by the time he was 18 years old, leaving him to care for his younger sister. As a father, he tried to give his own children the type of Christmas that he only knew...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published August 22nd 2007 by Arcadia Publishing
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I originally thought this was included in the library collection because it was from Dundee, Michigan, but it's actually Dundee, Illinois. No problems though because it's a very sweet and slightly sad story about one of the many Santa-themed parks that eventually went under. Overall, I love this series and was pleasantly surprised to find that the ebook (ePub version) features high-resolution photos, which allow for easy zooming and manipulation so you can see the smallest detail even when the p...more
This book was put together really well. There are pictures from all eras of the park's history and the author showed that he not only knew the history, but lived it. This book was well organized and the captions were relevant to the pictures, giving a true sense of what you were seeing.
It was so nice to see images and read about the place I loved to go as a child. The last chapter however really saddened me as tehy showed pictures of the park in its state after all teh rides were actioned off and the park in disarray. :( I would definitely recommend it.
When I was a kid, we went to Santa's Village instead of Great America. This book is a nice flashback.
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