From Candy Jean Halverson, granddaughter of Harry and Bea Matthews
Hello out there to all Tiny Town fans. Imagine my surprise to learn that there are those of you who remember Tiny Town, and who want to exchange photos and memories with others who visited my grandfather’s dream, Tiny Town Kiddieland Park. Harry Curtis Matthews, known as Matt, was a man of considerable ingenuity and compassion. A philanthropist and champion of the underdog, he turned his passion for building kiddie rides in his front yard into a thriving business and center of fun for young and old. Apparently Matt was an engineer and builder as well. Back then we kids didn’t even know that Matt had built many of the rides himself.
Your enthusiasm has inspired me to get out the old scrap books, search the web for Tiny Town memorabilia and begin conversations with visitors, former employees, and children of celebrities who appeared there. As a result, I decided to create this Tiny Town web site and Facebook page, where we can all share pictures and impressions from those bygone days when family fun was only a few blocks or miles away, and riding the merry-go-round cost a mere ten cents.
Check out our Facebook page by clicking on the link to the right that say’s “Like” our Facebook Page.