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Then and Now: The evolution of summer

Coney Island in Cincinnati, Ohio is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year and its status as the sixth-oldest amusement park in the US.  Compare pictures from the 1920s and 1960s to now, and see how differently (or not so differently) people used to enjoy themselves and relax in the heat of the summer.

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Aug. 6, 1960 - Hot weather brings a crowd to Coney Island's swimming pool in Cincinnati, Ohio. Coney Island, the 75-acre amusement park on the banks of the Ohio River, was originally called "Ohio Grove, Coney Island of the West”, after the Coney Island of the East, in New York. The park was founded on June 21, 1886.

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June 16, 2011 - Children enjoy the slide in the middle of Sunlite Pool at Coney Island in Cincinnati.

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Aug. 13, 1960 - Barbara Lederer, of Park Hills, Ky., and Mary Hill, Withamsville, Ohio pose for pictures to promote Lost River at Coney Island in Cincinnati.

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June 16, 2011 - Chris Deardorff, of Madisonville, photographs his friend, Lauren Fead, of Montgomery, Ohio in front of the old river gate at Coney Island in Cincinnati.

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May, 1928 - Men and women stroll the mall at Coney Island park in Cincinnati.

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June 16, 2011 - Brothers, Joey, 5, right, and Jack Thomas, 9, center, of Anderson Township, Ohio, enjoy the newest ride, the children's Swing-A-Round, at Coney Island in Cincinnati.