Abandoned Frontier Town

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Frontier Town in the Adirondacks started in 1952 as a theme park built for kids. For more than 40 years the park pleased parents and their children with trick riders, bucking broncos, horses, buggies and stagecoach bandits. The park also featured a Pioneer Village, a Wild West Main Street called Prairie Junction, an Indian Village, a rodeo arena, and even a narrow gauge railroad. Unfortunately, a waning interest in Westerns and bigger and better theme parks in warmer climates led to financial problems in the 1980s and the park closed. There has been talk about removing some buildings and fencing off the land because of hazardous materials but the county can only hope for redevelopment as they await a buyer.