This 1905 ride was Nat's closest ride to a tunnel of love. Riders were
taken past scenery of varying types as they rode on this indoor boat ride.
The canal for the Ye Olde Mill ride was 825 feet long, and riders would pass
by a number of scenes, which were updated from year to year.
Over the years, the scenes included
a Japanese Flower Garden,
an Indian camp,
a Southern Cotton Field.
the Rock of Ages,
Eskimos in the Frozen North,
Fish in an underwater garden,
a Farm Yard
and the Great Wall of China.
In the heart of the cavern was a hall, where a small orchestra played each
day the park was open.
Life-like menagerie animals were included in the scenery. These animals
were made of plaster and imported from Paris.
The animals growled, shook their heads and moved, and appeared very
life-like when viewed in the darkness of the ride.
Ye Olde Mill burned in June, 1918, and was torn down a week later.
The Whip was put up in its place.