April 15, 2006 - Posted at 12:49 p.m. CST
LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ A million-dollar fundraising campaign has
resurrected a one-of-kind carousel that was dismantled and placed
into storage 15 years ago. The 1920s over-the-jumps carousel that
once spun at Little Rock's War Memorial Park came down in 1991.
Nicknamed the Arkansas Carousel, it is the only remaining carousel
of its kind. Only four were made by the Spillman Engineering
But renovation is nearing completing, and the 40 ponies and four
chariots will soon be placed at their new home outside the Little
Rock Zoo's renovated entrance. The carousel will be open to the
public for rides, possibly as early as this fall.