Remembering Benson's Wild Animal Farm
by Bob Goldsack
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ISBN Number: 1-880545-05-5
Number of Pages: 60
Publication Date: 1998
Publisher: Midway Publications
Nostalgia buffs will enjoy reading
about Benson's Wild Animal Farm and Circus, which was founded in the
1920s by John T. Benson, an Englishman and dealer in exotic animals.
On a Sunday, parents and eager children would travel on the Jungle
Train from Boston to visit the farm. The train ride and admission to
the farm were covered by a combination ticket. The train would be
welcomed by a white robed figure sitting on a camel. Many historic
photographs will bring back memories. The park, which later changed
its name to the New England Playworld, closed in 1987.