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Rocketwhit
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Post Number: 17
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Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 12:42 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Memories of the park late 70's
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Lowell
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Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 12:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Rocketwhit, welcome to the forum. May I suggest that you fire up your threads by sharing your memory about it ormaybe some of its history or whatever you may know. Isn't Toepher the name for 8 1/2 mile road in the east burbs?
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Chefdave
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Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 1:27 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thats my old neighborhood but In the in 80s and 90s. Right down the street from the dodge truck plant.
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Ed_golick
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Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 8:55 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We called it MacArthur Park. In the mid 60s they had activities like arts and crafts, pet shows and basketball camp. Great playground equipment, too. They had a killer merry go round and a slide that seemed a hundred feet tall to my 8 year old eyes. That's where my Cox gas powered airplane nosedived and crashed during it's maiden flight. There were no survivors.
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Rogerjab
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Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 2:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ed, I think you're thinking of the Park in the Lincoln school district. Not sure what the original post was refering to but I believe it was the Park in the Fitzgerald school district, I lived down the street and yes I hit the bong there, but it's a much smaller park than MacArthur, although I could be wrong.
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Chefdave
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Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 2:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Fitzgerald is where I went to highschool .
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Ed_golick
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Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 3:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

MacArthur Park at the corner of MacArthur and Toepher in Warren??? Rocketwhit, what park are you refering to?

Someone left the cake out in the rain...

(Message edited by ed golick on February 01, 2008)
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Caldogven
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Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 9:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ed g
And I don't think that I can take it -- what's the rest?
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Rogerjab
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Posted on Friday, February 01, 2008 - 10:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again...Oh no

Then a good instrumental comes on and Lou Gordon shows up with his lovely wife Jackie.
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Ed_golick
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Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2008 - 10:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The instrumental is the only good part. Has to be one of the worst songs ever recorded. Seven minutes of torture!
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Rocketwhit
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Post Number: 19
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Thursday, February 07, 2008 - 7:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Friends forgive my fishing line cast without a worm. the toepher park i was reeling for is LOWELL you are the link with the right answer. 8 1/2 mile marker. Toepher was a cruise through hot spot for most extra corricular activities. But it was baseball softball every sunday pickup games. we would play all day long. the picture by the 4th or 5th game was sun burnt shortstop with michleob in hand on shortstop but none the less very entertaining pickup games. Macarthur park had the merry go round if i remember right. I was born downtown D but did live one street south of Toepher on Orchard exactly 2 blocks from the dodge truck plant moved away 1981. First job Sorrento pizza 15 yrs old no liscense yet but i got a job delivering pizza. In those days you did'nt have to show i.d. to get a job anyone remember those days! ROCKETWHIT...
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Mikeg
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Posted on Thursday, February 07, 2008 - 11:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The street is actually spelled Toepfer. My great-great grandfather's farm was located at the southeast corner of Toepfer and Van Dyke until the area was subdivided around 1920.
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Rocketwhit
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 1:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

you are so right sorry

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