The Amusing History Of Savin Rock, Fr...

The Amusing History Of Savin Rock, From 1870 To Now -- Courant.com

There are 90 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jul 18, 2007, titled The Amusing History Of Savin Rock, From 1870 To Now -- Courant.com. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

What was the Savin Rock Amusement Park in West Haven? C.K., Wallingford. Named for the savin tree , Savin Rock lies along the western shore of New Haven harbor.

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CIA

Heber Springs, AR

#86 Sep 2, 2013
I live in Arkansas now but in the early 60s I was a student at the Culinary Institute of America when it was on Prospect Street. Many weekend trips were made to Jimmy's for hotdogs, fries, clam rolls and onion rings. Just one of many fond memories of bouncing around the world for years.
rockrat

Lewiston, ME

#93 Nov 13, 2013
last post I saw was 2008, is this site still valid??
rockrat

Lewiston, ME

#94 Nov 13, 2013
HEARD "Disney" was thinking of a seasonal park in the Savin Rock area about the time the West Haven town fathers wanted to demolish the "Rock" True ??
myamiphil

Ramsey, NJ

#95 Nov 13, 2013
rockrat wrote:
HEARD "Disney" was thinking of a seasonal park in the Savin Rock area about the time the West Haven town fathers wanted to demolish the "Rock" True ??
Yes. When I was young... my cousin mentioned it. But this was before Orlando decision. Walt Disney ultimately decided on Orlando.

I think weather and actual available land were the killers for choice. Walt Disney World would have never fit in Savin Rock. And who would want to go to Disney in freezing weather!
David S

Hamden, CT

#96 May 7, 2014
I moved to West Haven in 1989 and have found it to be a disgusting place to live. The taxes are ridiculous, crime is high and the "Rock" is just a rock. I have heard such wonderful things about Waste Haven but in 25 years I've seen nothing nice about it. If I had the money, I would have moved the day after I moved here but it looks like I'm stuck here.
I would like to see people ban together and come up with funds to level this town and start anew.
West Haven is (now) a sad place to live.
Jonny

United States

#97 May 8, 2014
Noething wrong with WHaven, better than NHaven and EHsaven!! but not NORTHaven so 1. NortHaven 2. WHaven 3. NHaven 4. EHaven..sorry but I used to live in Momaguin too so know what i am talking about..back when it was a gang-bang nayborhood with a beach!! Now it is a bunch of washed up smashed up condoes LOL
rob

East Freetown, MA

#98 Jul 15, 2014
David S wrote:
I moved to West Haven in 1989 and have found it to be a disgusting place to live. The taxes are ridiculous, crime is high and the "Rock" is just a rock. I have heard such wonderful things about Waste Haven but in 25 years I've seen nothing nice about it. If I had the money, I would have moved the day after I moved here but it looks like I'm stuck here.
I would like to see people ban together and come up with funds to level this town and start anew.
West Haven is (now) a sad place to live.
hey dave go f+++ yourself you pos!! new britian is a bunch of hispanic drug lords. go kill yourself. west haven is a good place to live. go to hell loser!!!!!!!!!!
rob

East Freetown, MA

#99 Jul 15, 2014
hey dave from new britian. your a loser!!
west haven is a great place, way better then dump drug cartel new britian
Strayer

Dhaka, Bangladesh

#100 Sep 22, 2014
It's make me nostalgic. Nice post.
Disapointed

New York, NY

#101 Apr 5, 2016
Strayer wrote:
It's make me nostalgic. Nice post.
I Have Lived in West Haven all my life and sorry but it is now turning into another ghetto ..Jim Morrissey seem to have a lot to do with the demise of a once great town ...We haven't had a good mayor in years ... Miss the town we where proud of when Bora was mayor ...

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