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SPitDUDES remembers ‘Paragon Park’

2010 February 9
by Andy

Classic American Fun!

Classic American Fun!

If you were born prior to the late 1970’s and you grew up anywhere in Massachusetts, you’ve probably been to, or at least have heard of ‘Paragon Park’.

It’s an American classic. <<pause for laughter>>

We’re serious. We all know it wasn’t Coney Island, and yes, the last few years of the park’s existence resembled the last few years of Jim Rice’s career. However, it’s the overall body of work that has to be considered when assessing a final grade or opinion.

‘Paragon Park’, much like Jim Rice, had its heyday, and then some.

‘Paragon Park’ opened back in 1905 on Nantasket Beach in Hull, and for sixty years or more, it was the hottest spot to be during the summer months. Check out

Nowadays all people want to do is go to the lousy Cape or one of those crappy islands.

‘SPitDUDES’ went to ‘Paragon Park’ plenty of times to justify their latest shirt design to help commemorate the legacy of ‘Paragon Park’.

'If your parents smoked when you were a kid, you'll totally recognize these T's'

'If your parents smoked when you were a kid, you'll totally recognize these T's'

A significant piece of history still remains down on Nantasket Beach. The Paragon Carousel. Or if you prefer, ‘The Flying Horses’. To continue our generous ways, we are committing some of the proceeds from the shirt sales to the ‘Friends of the Paragon Carousel’. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the carousel and keeping the historic Paragon Carousel open to the public.Our shirts will be in the carousel gift shop by mid April, so in the mean time, check them out, and learn about the park & the carousel’s history at:

Go to our shop and be one of the first to don a Paragon Park T, and donate to the horses!

Here is a ‘Paragon Park Video’ I found on You Tube.

11 Responses leave one →
  1. February 10, 2010

    [polldaddy 2677879 polldaddy]

  2. Mick permalink
    February 18, 2010

    Got my shirts today, wicked pissa! Thanks!

    • Andy permalink
      February 25, 2010

      Thanks for your business Mick!

  3. March 4, 2010

    Love the shirt! Were you aware that the Carousel has a gift shop now? Perhaps you could make some sort of arrangement with them?

    • March 4, 2010

      Hi Tricia!
      I have spoken with them, and YES, they will be carrying them this summer!

      Thanks for the comment, and thanks for looking!

  4. ann permalink
    April 7, 2010

    I think I still have some of those matchbooks lying around……….
    can't wait for the shirt! I'm sure once I wear it out and around town people are going to want one….:-D
    You should see if the store, Carousels and ships will carry them. They are right on the boardwalk and down in Kenberma.

  5. Buddy permalink
    July 23, 2010

    The colors and the layout,OMG, you obviously working with a team of great designers and printers

  6. August 19, 2011

    Just ordered my tee – can't wait!

  7. sean S permalink
    February 11, 2012

    i have like thrity matchbooks never used any interest?

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