Prior to the rise of Edgewood Park as Shamokin’s beloved recreational destination, area residents looked forward to the yearly opening of another attraction: the Shamokin Driving Park, located at Weigh Scales in Ralpho Township.

Built under the auspices of the Shamokin Agricultural and Driving Park Association, incorporated April 1, 1889, the destination combined a racetrack and fairgrounds. Its busy season spanned late summer and fall, after the model of similar harvest fairs and their venues in the region, such as the Milton Driving Park and the Bloomsburg Fair.

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