South Mountain Fair celebrates its 125th year

Flying high at the Fair The South Mountain Fair brought in a new midway operator this year, Carter Shows, who set up rides for attendees of all ages. Some of the more popular rides were the bumper cars, merry-go-round, and Area 51, the ferris wheel thriller. Area 51, or the Manco Paratrooper, according to the Carter Shows website, is “made of cars suspended below a wheel which rotates at an oblique angle. The cars are free to rock sideways and swing out under centrifugal force and the wheel rotates. Invariably, the cars on a paratrooper have an umbrella or...

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