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Lovely article. Very nice work of his. Nice to see people that were innovating outside of Disney. Where can I get one of those miniature paddlewheelers?
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A great article! He will be missed very very much!
One little picky point. The article states, "Hurlbut was an innovator, and his inventions, like flume rides and various motors, were adopted later by much of the theme park industry." The flume ride was actually first seen at Six Flags Over Texas in 1963. It was the "El Aserradero."