West End Park

End Notes

The Beginning

1  “West End Park.” “Champaign Daily Gazette,” Wednesday, 12 April 1893, page 1.

2  “West End Park.“ “Champaign Daily Gazette,” Monday, 12 June 1893, page 1.

3  “West End Park.“ “Champaign Daily Gazette,” Monday, 12 June 1893, page 1.

4  “West End Park.“ “Champaign Daily Gazette,” Monday, 12 June 1893, page 1.

5  “West End Park.“ “Champaign Daily Gazette,” Monday, 12 June 1893, page 1.

6  “ At West End Park.” “Champaign Daily Gazette,” Saturday, 17 June 1893, page 1.

7  “Public opening.” “Champaign Daily Gazette,” Monday, 19 June 1893, page 1.

8  “Public opening.” “Champaign Daily Gazette,” Monday, 19 June 1893, page 1.

9  “Public opening.” “Champaign Daily Gazette,” Monday, 19 June 1893, page 1.

10  “Evening Amusements” “Champaign Daily Gazette,” Saturday, 24 June 1893, page 1.

11  “Open Air Sports.” “Champaign Daily Gazette,” Monday, 26 June 1893, Page 1.

12  “A Jolly Evening.” “Champaign Daily Gazette,” Friday, 30 June 1893, page 1.

13  “They Enjoyed It.” “Champaign Daily Gazette,” Saturday, 1 July 1893, page 1.

14  “A Day Of Pleasure.” “Champaign Daily Gazette,” Saturday, 1 July 1893, page 1.

15  “At West End Park.” “Champaign Daily Gazette,” Monday, 17 July 1893, page 1.

16  “For Evening Pleasure.” “Champaign Daily Gazette,” Friday, 28 July 1893, page 1.v

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1901 Season

To Open West End Park.  Champaign Daily Gazette, Friday 7 June 1901, page 2.

West End Park Opened.  The Champaign Daily News, Tuesday 18 June 1901, page 1. 

Popularity Of West End Park.  Champaign Daily Gazette, Tuesday 6 August 1901, page 3.

Amusements.  Champaign Daily Gazette, Saturday 7 September 1901, page 2.

Sudden Death Of Leon Kusell.  Champaign Daily Gazette, Monday 16 December 1901, page 1.

 1902 Season

 

The West End Park Season.  Champaign Daily Gazette, Thursday 1 May 1902, page 2.

The West End Park Improvements.  Champaign Daily Gazette, Friday 23 May 1902, page 3.

Matt Kusell Returned To Town.  Champaign Daily Gazette, Tuesday 27 May 1902, page 1.

Have Made A Great Improvement.  Champaign Daily Gazette, Wednesday 28 May 1902, page 2.

The Summer Fun Begins.  Champaign Daily Gazette, Tuesday 3 June 1902, page 4.

Wreck Disappears.  Champaign Daily Gazette, Thursday 12 June 1902, page 1.

Wreck Disappears.  Champaign Daily Gazette, Thursday 12 June 1902, page 1.

Wreck Disappears.  Champaign Daily Gazette, Thursday 12 June 1902, page 1.

At West End Park Last Night.  Champaign Daily Gazette, Thursday 12 June 1902, page 2.

Nine Hundred Saw The Show.  Champaign Daily Gazette, Friday 13 June 1902, page 3.

Much Larger Than Last Year.  Champaign Daily Gazette, Monday 16 June 1902, page 2.

Improvements At West End Park.  Champaign Daily Gazette, Monday 23 June 1902, page 2.

Another Addition To Casino.  Champaign Daily Gazette, Wednesday 9 July 1902, page 2.

Life after the amusement park

1  “West End Park Is To Be Thing Of Past.” “Champaign Daily Gazette,” Saturday, 26 November 1910, page 1.

2  “Contract Awarded For Six Cottages.” “Champaign Daily Gazette,” Wednesday, 12 July 1911, page 1.

3  “Playgrounds At West End Park?” “Champaign Daily Gazette,” Tuesday, 25 June 1912, page 4.

4  “West End Park Is Leased For City Athletics.” “Champaign News-Gazette,” Tuesday, 26 October 1920, page 3.

5  “League Ball Park Will Be Boost For Kids, Says Official.” “Champaign News-Gazette,” Friday, 29 October 1920, page 16.

6  “City’s Ice Skating Rink Will be Ready to Open Thursday; Work on Way.” “Champaign News-Gazette,” Sunday, 9 December 1928, page 27.

7  “Move Begun On West Side For New park Site.” “Champaign News-Gazette,” Friday, 5 May 1933, page 3.

8  “Architecture Of New Store Will Be ‘In Harmony’,” “Champaign News-Gazette,” Tuesday, 10 March 1936, page 3.

9  “City To Sign $1 Year Lease On West End Park.” “Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette,” Wednesday, 24 July 1935, page 14.

10  “Squabble Over Store At Edge Of Park Heard.” “Champaign News-Gazette,” Tuesday, 3 March 1936, page 10.

11  “Squabble Over Store At Edge Of Park Heard.” “Champaign News-Gazette,” Tuesday, 3 March 1936, page 10.

12  “Architecture Of New Store Will Be ‘In Harmony’,” “Champaign News-Gazette,” Tuesday, 10 March 1936, page 3.

13  “Ninth Piggly Wiggly to Open on West Church Saturday.” “Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette,” Wednesday, 20 May 1936, page 14.

14  “West End Park Given City Of Champaign In Memory Of Albert Eisner, Sr.” “The News-Gazette,” Friday, 1 December 1944, page 3.

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