Cass County community celebrates the Riverside Park Carousel's 100th anniversary

The Cass County community is celebrated one of its most iconic features Saturday.

Posted: Aug 24, 2019 7:45 PM

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WLFI) — The Cass County community is celebrated one of its most iconic features Saturday.

The Dentzel Carousel has officially sat in the community for 100 years. It’s located at Riverside Park in Logansport. The Dentzel family has a long history of carousel making inside and outside the United States.

At one point in history, Dentzel carousels could be found in amusement parks like Disney World and Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.

Today, David Dentzel and Barbara Dentzel-Cleary, fifth-generation siblings of the Dentzels' Carousel, traveled all the way from California to join in on the celebration.

They say it's a great feeling seeing their heritage live on in Logansport.

“We're just fortunate enough to still be here and have the passion and the time to come here and see our family heritage work, knowing the community needs to be here to make this thing go,” said David.

Event chairman Linda Baldwin said the event is not only celebrating the carousel but also the city.

“It is a hidden gem, it's our diamond of our city and because the park is a great place and the carousels in a great park why not have a festival that draws attention to both,” said Baldwin.

According to Baldwin, the Logansport Dentzel Carousel is one of two left with all its original parts.

The Dentzel siblings say there are around 12 functioning Dentzel carousels left in the U.S.

West Lafayette
Overcast
79° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 81°
Kokomo
Broken Clouds
77° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 79°
Rensselaer
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 75°
Fowler
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 75°
Williamsport
Scattered Clouds
78° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 80°
Crawfordsville
Scattered Clouds
75° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 75°
Frankfort
Scattered Clouds
80° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 82°
Delphi
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 78°
Monticello
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 79°
Logansport
Scattered Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 73°
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 51079

Reported Deaths: 2756
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion12019693
Lake5588248
Elkhart353959
Allen2939134
St. Joseph210669
Hamilton1691101
Cass16449
Hendricks1454100
Johnson1340118
Porter82638
Tippecanoe7709
Vanderburgh7276
Clark69544
Madison67464
LaPorte61628
Howard59858
Bartholomew59745
Kosciusko5754
Marshall5449
Noble51328
LaGrange4849
Boone48244
Jackson4783
Delaware47152
Hancock46736
Shelby45425
Floyd40644
Morgan34231
Monroe34028
Grant31826
Dubois3046
Henry30018
Montgomery29720
Clinton2903
White27410
Dearborn25823
Decatur25632
Lawrence25225
Vigo2528
Warrick25029
Harrison21722
Greene19432
Miami1932
Jennings17912
Putnam1738
DeKalb1694
Scott1649
Wayne1546
Daviess15017
Perry14710
Orange13723
Steuben1362
Jasper1352
Ripley1307
Franklin1278
Gibson1202
Wabash1162
Carroll1142
Fayette1067
Whitley1066
Starke1043
Newton10010
Huntington942
Jefferson862
Wells821
Randolph794
Fulton731
Knox710
Jay700
Washington681
Pulaski661
Clay645
Rush613
Posey570
Spencer541
Owen521
Benton510
Sullivan501
Adams491
Brown431
Blackford402
Fountain352
Crawford330
Switzerland320
Tipton321
Parke270
Martin260
Ohio230
Vermillion200
Warren151
Union140
Pike110
Unassigned0193

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events