100 Years of Shelby Park

by / on October 11, 2012

The Friends of Shelby Park are gearing up for a birthday party this weekend. The park known as “East Nashville’s Backyard” is 100 years old. Shelby Park begins where the streetcar line from downtown used to end. In the 1890s, an amusement park was built there, complete with roller coasters. It only lasted a few years, but planted the idea that those 150 or so acres were a natural gathering […]

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