Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 20, 1972 · Page 76
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 76

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 20, 1972
Page 76
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Happy Day .. A Day at the Carnival Photo Essay by Larry Pierce Carnivals have come a lot} way from the tim«--hundred* of years ago--when they were galas organized as a last, meat soiree before Lent. In the original Latin and French, from which It is derived, the word "carnival" means, "to remove neat." There are still some carnivals held for the ancient reasons--the annual New Orleans Mardi Gras Is · well-known ex* ample--but for the most part, the modem carnival is merely a traveling enterprise offering amusement. As such, they seem to pop up wherever and whenever the weather permits and a crowd Is available. Carnivals are'Ior frat 1 1 spirits, loved by the young to heart, an* 7 thriving oa the venturesome, The sounds, the smells, the sights and the entertainment of carnivals vary eotr slightly from one .generation to the next. The carnival you attend today baa mar* sophisticated, machine-powered ridea than the one your great-grandfather attended as a boy, but otherwise, It to tht same. In an age when everything else ft changing; there is something corafortinf in that. Thrilling Day 6m Dull Day .CHARLESTON, W.Vj. UsduekyDay Sunday GuttH-

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