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Note what appears to be a smoke stack or power pole to your left of the train conductor.
If it is a smokestack, this photo may be misdated, or the introduction of generated power occurred before 1898.
Entrepreneurs saw an opportunity to make money from this by having side show performances between sermons, and to offer refreshments.
This was not lost on a group of investors; they got together in 1890 and formed The Crystal Beach Company, as it was dubbed by one of the partners because of the sand quality there.
It consisted of a center running rail between two guide rails mounted on posts 3 to 9 metres above the ground and thus got the nicknames of the "Peg-Leg" and "Bicycle Railway".
At first, power was supplied by battery, but in 1898, a conventional trolley pole was used to supply power.
He became famous for his candy suckers, but later would sell other confections like candy kisses, caramel corn, peanuts, and popcorn.
In 1924 he would become president of the Buffalo & Crystal Beach Corporation which would purchase the park in March of '24.
This image shows a different style of postcard tinting.