We went to Tonawanda, New York, to visit Allan Herschell’s Carrousel Manufacturing Company, the maker of Merry-Go-Rounds. The Company operated from 1872 to 1915.
Over 3,000 hand-carved wooden carousels were made in this factory.
Artisans were there demonstrating the making of the horses.
Of course, you can’t go to a carousel manufacturing company without riding a carousel.
Tidbit of Information: What famous man, you never heard of, was born in Tonawanda, New York? Hint: He drafted the terms of surrender that Lee and Grant signed at Appomattox Court house that signaled the end of the Civil War. He was Ely Samuel Parker, a Seneca Indian, and a lieutenant Colonel in the Union Army.