Guest Book for June thru 7 November 2008
Aug 30, 2008 at 00:13:47Shawn
I remember going to Frontier town when I was 9 or 10 with my parents . My older brother always went away for two weeks fishing in Canada with a club he belonged to .

While he was gone my parents would take me camping usually in the Adirondacks and we would take day trips from the campsite to different attractions . One year we went to Frontier Town . I can’t describe how thrilled I was to be there , we only went once as things changed the following year for my parents but I bugged them every year to go back .My memories is fuzzy but I do remember the cavalry and the stagecoach hold up . I especially remember the fun atmosphere , the train and the horses.

A few years ago a friend at work came up and asked if I had ever been to Frontier Town and when I answered yes , He explained that he had went on a trip with his family and was looking for things he did as a kid . Seems Frontier Town stuck with him too , because he found it . It must have been before the auction but after they were closed because he said it was abandoned , but he was able to walk around the property and see all the buildings . When he told me this I was saddened because I would have loved to take my younger children (9 and 10) to it .I was also sad that I never took my older children (21 and 25) to it before it closed for good in 98 .

I am truly sorry its gone and wish I could have went more when I was a kid . I looked for info on it today because I was coming back from the state fair and telling my kids about all the places my parents would take me in New York . Like Enchanted Forest (pre water park) Santa’s workshop and Frontier Town . Although I had bee to the others more because they were closer to where we lived it was Frontier Town that stuck in my head the most because to me it was the most realistic

Thank you for your website keep up the good work

Aug 21, 2008 at 21:03:01Edward
In the 1950’s, can’t really remember what date. I’m 58 now but my father took us there somewhere about 1956 or 57 time frame. I remember getting on the train with my brother and some outlaws got on the train and took my money, some pennies I had. My brother said I cried. At the end of the ride they gave me my money back.

Memories of those days. Here is a past that one of the six flags group could rekindle. I would take my grands to that one. Thanks for the moment.

Jul 15, 2008 at 16:04:18Laura (Winchester VA)
About two years ago, I purchased at auction a scrapbook of a newlywed's 1955 honeymoon trip. I bought it because I collect pins and pin-backs, and attached to one of the scrapbook pages was a tab-back pin of Frontier Town. I just recently listed on Ebay all the postcards and brochures that were in the scrapbook, because I hated to just throw them away. Included was a brochure and postcards from Frontier Town. I wish I had found this website first, as I would have donated the items. As a teenager, I visited Ghost Town in the Sky in NC, and as a youngster, my family used to visit Frontier Town near Ocean City MD. Seems to me these places would make a big comeback these days - boomers taking their own kids! Thanks so much for your informative website. I enjoyed reading about Frontier Town.

Jul 15, 2008 at 15:22:45Don (Orlando, FL)
I just happened upon this site today. I went to Frontier Town in 1963, 1964, 1967. Took my kids there in 1979, 1981. Was a great park, we always had a good time there. I'll send some pictures when I get a chance.::::Don

Jul 7, 2008 at 19:47:32Rita (Westbury, NY)
I just happened upon your site today. My parents took us to Frontier Town in the '70s and then we went again a few more times in the early '90s. I'm so disappointed that I never got to take my children there. I drove by it last week and it is so sad to see it falling apart and abandoned. Thanks for this site. I will send you some pictures soon. ~Rita

Jul 6, 2008 at 20:31:30James (Syracuse,NY)
Nice site. I was at Frontier Town when I was 5 years old in 1969 with my parents and sisters and really dont remember much except a few pictures that we have but Im sure as a kid (always wearing a cowboy hat)it had to have been alot of fun and its great to see some of the old pictures.

Jul 3, 2008 at 12:25:58Robert
I remember going to Frontier Town in the early 1970s with my parents and just loving it (I still remember getting sworn in as a deputy). I saved the bumper card (not a sticker, but tied on with wire) for years, and for all I know, it may still be in a box somewhere. My wife and I are planning a trip this summer to upstate New York, and it made me wonder if Frontier Town was still there. Sad to see it's not. I would have loved to take my son there in a few years. Thanks for creating this site; it brings a wistful smile to my face.

Jun 25, 2008 at 13:37:50Shari Higgins
My mother took us to the Frontier town back in the 70's and I had the greatest time of my life. I wanted to bring my grandson to this wonderful place and found out that it was closed for good I was disappointed that it was. Thank you for the grandest time I had at Frontier Town!!!!

Jun 25, 2008 at 11:12:55Lorrie, Geneva, NY
I remember taking a vacation there with my family as well as my aunt, uncle and two cousins. We had such a wonderful time I was hoping to give my grandson the thrill too. Of course that just showd my age. I moved away in 1992 to Florida so I did not no it closed so you can guess how upset I am. That just don't have place like Frontier Town anymore. With everything so high tech it would be nice to see what we have lost in our progress. I can remember being put in jail with my 2 cousins and having our pictures taken, my sister was too chicken, I guess she was afraid we'd get left there. Thing was we were small enough to fit through the bars, so even with the door closed and locked there was no way to keep us in. I also think it was there that I got my first cowgirl hat and guns. Thanks for the memories that will be with me forever.

Jun 23, 2008 at 13:43:05Robbie, Horseheads NY
:: I was 4 or 5 when I last went to Frontier Town, back in 1971 or 1972. Had a blast, my brother and I got cowboy hats and cap guns. I remember my dad taking movies of the rodeo...cowboys and Indians on horseback and the amazing tricks, from a guy standing on two horses while riding them at the same time. Incredable. I am very sad to hear that this awesome place is sold and no longer up and running for kids of all ages ! Thanks for the great memories !!

Jun 23, 2008 at 00:06:41Eileen DeZalia
@ June from Mechanicville, I am danny eagles great niece and he is still doing very well!!! I will let him know that you said hello the next time that i speak to him!

Jun 19, 2008 at 11:47:44June, Mechanicville NY
I fondly remember Frontier Town and Schroon Lake when growing up. My dad used to take me and my friend Candie camping up there. We spent hours swimming at the town beach. Everday after working at Frontier Town Danny Eagle would come swim with us. We giggled and dove for mucky clams and jumped off the dock.::I was about 11 or 12 and he was my first crush. The last time I ever saw him he gave me a heart shaped necklace. I am 41 now but I never forgot that and I still have the necklace. I wonder what ever happened to him after the park closed. If he still lives up there or moved away?::If he has a family of his own now? If anyone reads this and happens to know him tell him June the girl from Halfmoon said Hi!

Jun 14, 2008 at 21:39:15Michael in MA
Steve, let me add my thanks for the website and the chance to re-live some great times at Frontier town. I am in my late 50s and can still remember MY parents taking us to see the Wild West in “upstate New York”. We moved to MI and came back to see our relatives and I remember those special trips to Frontier Town as if it were yesterday. MY kids (after we moved back east) have great memories of all the drama, skill and theatre that make up the Frontier Town experience. I worked a bunch of extra hours so my son could buy every “weapon” for sale and he still remembers that day and he is a soph at UMASS Boston. My daughter loved it as well…when the day came she was “too old” to go I talked her into going with us again and…if you remember the scene where we all waited for the bad guys to ride into Prairie Junction and someone had to bang the piece of iron to alert the town and the Marshall…well guess who volunteered to do the job and beat out a couple of boys her age at that! She saw em’ comin' and banged that piece of iron for all it was worth! What a memory!::::Well, I think my wife has finally forgiven me for spending all that money on “weapons” for my son and my daughter has graduated and doing great and STILL remembers Frontier Town, just as I do. What greater tribute is there to a man, his dream and the wonderful people who made it happen? God blesses YOU Art Benson, Steve Gross and all of the wonderful people who made that place REAL. ::

Jun 2, 2008 at 11:54:02MaryLyn (Mauth) Young
I'm so happy to see this website! I worked @ FT for about 12 years until it closed. I started @ the A-Frame and ended up @ Papa Pep's Canteen working with Ken & Jackie. I certainly miss all the fun we had like hanging out @ the cowboy camp, going to the Painted Pony to watch the cowboys compete and the "snipe hunts" and hermit rides in the middle of the night. I'm still in the area and drive by FT often and remember the fun we had. Please contact me if you'd like to share some