bensons wild animal farm: Photos of Benson's Wild Animal Farm - Then and Now - 08/30/10 06:59 AM
Benson's Wild Animal Farm -  Then and Now
I recently revisited a childhood haunt in Hudson, New Hampshire, that is currently being restored back to life.  I had no idea how emotional it would be revisiting Benson's Wild Animal Farm,... but I'm really happy I did.
In yesterday's post about Benson's I promised some photos.  So, as promised:
BENSON'S  1960's
 BENSON'S 1982       The next generation - Visiting with my daughter
Benson Park 2010
  THEN                                         and                                    NOW

There is still a lot of work to do clearing and restoring, but volunteers are determined to bring the park back to life after so many years of neglect.  They have done a … (19 comments)

bensons wild animal farm: Benson's Wild Animal Farm - The Memory Lives On - 08/29/10 04:47 AM
There is such an emotional attachment to places we cherish as children.
For many Massachusetts and New Hampshire families Benson's Wild Animal Farm was more than cotton candy, amusement rides, and Colossus the gorilla. 
Benson's was a childhood treasure...documented in our old photographs and home movies.
If you were lucky enough to visit Benson's as a child, you most likely have a special place in your heart where you keep those memories. 
Benson's was for many years, and for many people, the destination for  family fun.
Benson's Wild Animal Farm was closed in November, 1987
 after 60 years of making Hudson, New Hampshire, a regional tourist attraction. 
Now, 23 years after closing it's doors, it has been reopened as Benson Park.
Volunteers have worked very hard clearing … (17 comments)

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