1968 Wonderland Arcade

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1968 Wonderland Arcade

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Amazing photos...

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These photographs of a conspicuously empty Wonderland were created as exhibit evidence in a federal case brought against the arcade related to taxation of its penny bingo games.
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Wish I was back in time to visit that place!
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thanks for sharing. this is awesome! not only the photos, but the little background story piece as well.

my favourite:
Teenagers poured countless coins into the machines...and occasionally took them back. In 1947, Wonderland was robbed by a 13-year-old who made off with $150 worth of nickels. He was nabbed by police after buying a new suit, shoes and taxi rides around town with the five-cent pieces.

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I love the variety. Only one wall of typical pins.
A great bingo lineup.
EM gun games
Skee ball and a bowler
Pitch n bats
A lineup of what I assume golfers, based on the controls on the lockdown bar area...
Bb shooting gallery
Novelty machines galore: even one to make an acetate record!
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Williams Fan wrote:Wish I was back in time to visit that place!
Have you been to pindude152's basement? Next best thing. Seriously.
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cait001 wrote:
Williams Fan wrote:Wish I was back in time to visit that place!
Have you been to pindude152's basement? Next best thing. Seriously.
Thanks for the compliment.

Funny, I've known about these pictures for awhile. They were a bit of an inspiration for my basement arcade.

We can thank the (evil) bingo machine for being able to enjoy these awesome pictures today.
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