This ad from “The Billboard” caught our attention during a recent research session. This Flying Scooter was most likely a portable model as it was gas driven. This also shows why it is so difficult to track the Flying Scooter. They seemed to move around from park to park before they gained their “classic” status. This one only lasted 3 years before it was put up for sale.
Rocky Glen Park opened in 1886 and closed in 1987. Rocky Glenn, Rocky Glen Park, Sterling’s Rocky Glen, Ghost Town in the Glen and New Rocky Glen are just a few names the park went by in its 101 year history.
This article from the The Pittston Dispatch states that Ben Sterling operated the park for 47 years. He started at the park as a concessionaire in 1924. He purchased a section of the park in 1936 and acquired the entire park in 1950. A Pennsylvania State Historical Marker stands at the site of the park today.
RCDB states that Rocky Glen operated for a time as two parks separated by a concrete wall after a falling out between partners. A fire in 1950 destroyed several attractions.
Our research has produced many postcards and photos of the park, but little to nothing about this set of Flying Scooters. Please leave a comment if you have any additional information or photos you would like to donate to our archive.
Posted by Flyer Addict Jack