Monty Shoemaker's
CLOUD 9 PARK
OLEAN, NEW YORK
1964 - 1971
IN THE EARLY 1960'S, A MAN CALLED 'MONTY' SHOEMAKER BUILT A
DREAM WHICH BECAME OLEAN'S FIRST AND ONLY THEME PARK.
COMPLETE WITH AMUSEMENTS, CAMPSITES AND SO MUCH MORE.
IT WAS BUILT ON THE SIDE OF MT. HERMANN'S, WITH AN
UNPARALLELED VIEW OVERLOOKING OLEAN, NY.  OPENING IN 1964, IT
SOON BECAME OLEAN'S MOST POPULAR ATTRACTION.   NOTHING
BEFORE, AND NOTHING SINCE, HAS RIVALED THE IMAGINATION OF IT'S
CREATOR. RELIVE THE MEMORIES OF THE PAST WITH SOME OF THE
MEMORABILIA CONTRIBUTED BY 'MONTY'S' DAUGHTER KATIE
OFFICIAL GUSHER CITY OLD TIME TRAIN RAILROAD PASS
1960'S NEWSPAPER ARTICLES DESCRIBING 'CLOUD 9' PARK AND ALL IT HAD TO OFFER
ALSO SOME OF THE SUMMER MEMORIES OF 'THE OLEAN'  WE REMEMBER BEST.
'MONTY' SHOEMAKER....THE MAN AND THE DREAM THAT HE SHARED WITH THE CITY HE LOVED
FOOD CONCESSION  BEVERAGE STAND OPENED AS A NEW ATTRACTION.
SOUVENIR MEMORABILIA OF 'CLOUD 9 PARK'
DAD 'MONTY' WITH DAUGHTERS BARBARA & KATIE
A special 'thanks' to Monty's daughter Katie Shoemaker Kreydt
for the special memories on this page
.