Why Were Scales Amusements?

Why Were Scales Amusements?

Why Were Scales Amusements? (2021)

A few weeks back my buddy Ed texted me a photo of one of those big old scales that you might come across at a boardwalk and asked “Why are these popular? Why do people pay a quarter to weigh themselves?” It was a great question. I had seen these countless times over the years and while it seemed obvious that they were an older amusement, I still wondered why they were ever an amusement to begin with.”Midway to Main Street

District Grade:B-
District Category:Niche
Sub-Genres:YouTube, Nostalgia, Pop Culture, History
Run Time:7 Mins
The District Categories: Niche (worth the watch for those interested in the topic), Worth It (worth your time), Classic (one of the best examples of the documentary genre), Skip It (not worth your time)

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About Midway to Main Street

“Welcome to Midway to Main Street, a YouTube channel in which we explore the history and behind-the-scenes of theme parks and amusements around the world! We cover everything from the first midway of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair to contemporary theme parks like Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Universal Studios! Where did the first pressed penny come from? How much garbage does Walt Disney World collect a year? Who was Little Egypt? What was Hulk Hogan’s action show at Disney World all about? Who was Lucy the Elephant? Join us at Midway to Main Street for answers to all of these questions and more!


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