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Carvers of Merry-go-Round horses

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Carvers of Merry-go-Round horses

Posted: 1028848708000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Schmyser
It is said that my great great grandfather and his brother (John C. and Frederick Schmyser who collaborated with a Philip Kappler) carved horses for carousels in the 1860's in the Huron County Michigan area. I have contacted the National Carousel Association and they have not heard of them. It is also said, that they invented a carousel which went vertically, The Califorina Swing is what it was called, it was the forerunner of the Ferris Wheel, (so the story goes)which was the main attraction at the 1869 Verona Fair (in Michigan). I have hit dead ends in all my research... if anyone knows anything let me know!!!
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mmilka 1028848708000 
phil capling 1042312266000 
Deb Milka 1042313073000 
David 1132977315000 
Jane Kappler 1150138633000 
Deb Milka 1150157756000 
Jane Kappler 1150206967000 
David Dillin 1150262612000 
Jane Kappler 1150598538000 
Deb Milka 1150635553000 
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