I’ve heard many stories about the former glory days of Pine Island Park and the memories that many people still have of the place. I try to visualize what the park must have looked like back in the early days.
In the early 1900s, The Hudson, Pelham & Salem Railways (HP&S) opened Canobie Lake Park as a pleasure resort to increase the excitement of the expanding trolley lines into Salem and the surrounding Greater Lowell, Lawrence, Haverhill and Nashua communities. The expanding automobile ownership of the 1920s drastically reduced trolley use, along with revenues. The [...]