California’s First Theme Park

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Beer breweries are finding a home in the Whiteaker that has its own celebration. My great grandfather brewed sarsaparilla in Belmont, a city my kindred co-founded. Fairmont and Belmont means ‘Beautiful Mountain’.
We operated a theme park and a Turnverein Hall. The Eugene Celebration should pay special attention to these breweries. I see gymnastics at near the Cuthbert. Check out the people in this giant tree house.

William August Janke, the son of Carl August Janke of Belmont, lived in a Victorian house at 320 Haight St. a a block and a half from Fillmore St. Carl founded what may be the oldest theme park in America that catered to members of the Odd Fellows who lived in San Francisco. Carl Janke hired a special train to bring people to his theme park modeled after a German folk town and beer garden. Carl owned the Belmont soda works and…

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