Monthly Archives: January 2015

Remember this view?

coaster-gw blvd skyline
Rounding the corner on George Washington Boulevard, Paragon’s Giant Coaster stretched out along the skyline to welcome Hull folks home and to give summertime visitors a peek at the fun awaiting them. Not sure whose image this is… would love to use it (or one like it) in the book.


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Last one in… misses out on the roller coaster!

newsboysThis is one of our favorite photos from the Stone Family scrapbook — newspaper carriers from The Boston Globe rushing the back gate (note the Bargain Day tags stapled to their shirts).

Weren’t we always this excited to get into Paragon?

This will definitely be in the book; anyone recognize themselves?

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The Blue Bunny… who remembers?

The Blue Bunny nightclub blue bunnyopened in the hastily rebuilt Palm Garden Grill/Captain Jack’s/Chateau space after the devastating 1963 fire.

We know Fats Domino, The Shirelles and Judy Garland performed there (Judy was just visiting, but put on a show anyway!).

Who do you remember seeing on stage at Paragon?

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Welcome to our site!

We’re excited to be compiling the first comprehensive history of Paragon Park at Nantasket Beach. This site will give you information about the project, and how you can contribute your memories and your photos. Watch this space for additional information about the publication date and ordering information. Thanks for your interest!


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