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Jolly Roger's Organ
I used to go to Jolly Roger's all the time as a kid and I know
the organ very well. The last place I saw it was Busch Gardens in
Virginia, around 1993, in the German area. I don't know if it's
still there. That was definitely the one.
[ "In 1951, the organ went out to Nunley's Happyland Amusement Park
[ in Bethpage, Long Island." The same location was known later
[ as Smiley's Happyland Park, Inc., and was associated with the
[ neighboring restaurant called the "Jolly Roger" or "Jolly Roger's".
[ The address was 3984 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage, New York, at
[ Hicksville Road, nearby the border of Levittown.
[ When Smiley's Happyland closed in the late '70s, the Ruth 36X organ
[ was purchased and restored by Gavin McDonough, who placed it on
[ location for a few years in the balcony of the beer hall at Busch
[ Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia.
[ Ref: http://www.rockawave.com/News/2005/0617/Letters/ and
[ -- Robbie