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Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel #6

Burlington, Colorado
County of Kit Carson.
Kit Carson County Fairgrounds
National Register Number: 87000864
Resource type: Object.
Property type: Recreation Facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: CO-4 Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: 719-348-5562; www.prairiedevelopment.com/tourism.carousel.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 27, 1987):
This is the oldest carousel, extant in virtually unaltered condition, built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company; it was the sixth of 89 manufactured by the company. The Rudolph Wurlitzer Monster Military Band Organ, Style 155, installed on the carousel in 1912, is apparently the only one of its kind still operating.

The carousel is fully restored and operates regularly.

The Kit Carson County Carousel Museum was opened in 2007 in a nearby fairgrounds building and interprets the carousel, its restoration, the Philadelphia Toboggan Company and the Wurltizer Monster Military Band Organ.

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