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Splashdown: 1905

Splashdown: 1905

Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1905. "Shoot-the-Chutes ride at Luna Park." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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Corruption

When I was a kid (late 50s, early 60s)in Connecticut, we called the standard playground slide the "shooty-shoot" so the shoot-the-chute expression from the TOC lingered, in corrupted form, at least until then.

Never done it in a flat bottom

I didn't know what a "Shoot-the-Chutes" ride was so had to look it up. While I've been in a few flat bottom boats I've never ridden one down a 'chute'. I have done the log ride at Disneyland - maybe that counts. Here's a video of the ride at Luna Park.

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