This documentary takes the viewer through the history of the development of the carousel (or merry-go-round) and the rise of the Dentzel family as a prominent manufacturer of these fun rides. It parallels the Dentzel's arrival in Germantown and their subsequent success with the founding and growth of the City of Burlington since both of these share a similar timeline and then presents the confluence of the Dentzels' history with Burlington's when the city purchased its carousel. The carousel is a beloved symbol of Burlington NC and was lovingly restored to its former glory in the early 1980s. It continues as the centerpiece of Burlington City Park's Amusement area, a "working museum piece" that still brings joy to the heart of both the child and the child-at-heart.
For information about making the documentary, see my blog article here on Wordpress (claforet.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/1927/).
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