CUBA LAKE MEMORABILIA
The museum acquired the band organ from Bruce Plano of Cuba, NY, in August of 2000.  After reading local press about the
State Museum�s plans to restore its carousel from Olivecrest Park on Cuba Lake, Plano phoned the museum inquiring if
the museum would be interested in acquiring the carousel�s original band organ.  The carousel had been acquired by the
museum in 1975, shortly after the park on Cuba Lake had closed.

Fred and Albert Stadel of Wellsville, NY, purchased the carousel in 1915 from the Herschell-Spillman Carousel Factory in
North Tonawanda, NY.  In May of 1915 they set the new carousel up in Wellsville before traveling it around the Southern
Tier to various fairs.  The Allegany County Reporter for May 18 announced �the new machine which cost $7,000, is a beauty,
the best and most attractive merry-go-round ever put up in town.  The new organ connected with the mechanism plays all
the latest popular airs.�  In 1933, the Statel Brothers sold the carousel and band organ to Olivecrest Park on Cuba Lake.

THE CAROUSEL
OLIVE CREST AMUSEMENT PARK - CUBA LAKE 1950'S
THE CUBA LAKE PAVILION - 'FOR SALE'  1970'S
THE CAROUSEL AT OLIVE CREST AMUSEMENT PARK - CUBA LAKE, NY 1950'S
CLICK CENTER PICTURE TO HEAR THE SOUNDS YOU REMEMBER.
THE CUBA LAKE PAVILION AS WE REMEMBER IT  BEST- 1950'S

CARPIE'S
MORE CUBA LAKE MEMORABILIA

A touch of the Caribbean on Cuba Lake
CARPIE'S GRILL- A TOUCH OF THE CARIBBEAN ON CUBA LAKE
AUTUMN HILLSIDE VIEW OF CUBA LAKE - 1950'S
A UNIQUE PLACE TO EXPERIENCE AND ENJOY CUBA LAKE  - THINK SUMMER!!
CLICK THE FISH TO VISIT CARPIES
LAST REMAINING SORORITY COTTAGE
ACROSS FROM FORMER PAVILION SITE
WINTER SCENE OF CUBA RACEWAY, OLIVE CREST AMUSEMENT PARK & PAVILION - MID 1950'S
Picture compliments of Ford Easton - Cuba Raceway Historian
CUBA RACEWAY TRACK
MERRY-GO-ROUND & AMUSEMENT PARK
PAVILION
CUBA SKATING RINK
WINTER AND SUMMER VIEWS - THE INLET & CARPIE'S ON CUBA LAKE

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CARPIE'S GRILL -CUBA LAKE - FOOD, FUN &
ENTERTAINMENT
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CARPIE'S JULY BEACH BASH PARTY - 2005
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AERIAL VIEW OF CUBA LAKE - DAM IN FOREGROUND
Photography by Mike Franklin  www.UpstateAerialPhotography.com