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A New Book! The Story of the Carousel

cover“Don’t Delay Joy, the story of the Carousel of Happiness” is the most in-depth narrative of the creation of the carousel yet published. The story starts in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1893 and continues to present day, introducing the key players who made the carousel happen: the designer, the engineer, the collector, the artist. Primarily you get to know the carver, visionary and primary mover behind the carousel, Scott Harrison.

Told through poems, songs, stories and pictures, “Don’t Delay Joy” is a treat for the eyes and for the soul, as you learn the serendipitous moments that brought together all of the elements that led to the carousel: war and peace, rabbits and engines, volunteer spirit and individual perseverance.

Written by a former board president and close observer of the process that established the carousel in Nederland, the book is an entertaining journey and inspiring narrative.

Published by the Carousel of Happiness and available now in the Carousel Online Store or Gift Shop.

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