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Unformatted text preview: addition of Luna Park in 1903 gave lower class working people a place of excitement and escape. This phenomenon represented a greater societal need to escape the crowded city areas and escape to the amusements of a more simple area. Coney Island offered a place where people could experience American culture amongst others of all societal levels, positions and backgrounds. In an era before the integration of television and escapist radio Coney Island represented one of the few ways to get away from the reality of working class life....
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- Spring '08