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Arto Monaco and Derek Muirden (Source: MLPBS)
Arto Monaco and Derek Muirden (Source: MLPBS)

Arto Monaco story airs nationwide on PBS

This Friday and Saturday, Mountain Lake PBS will broadcast their new documentary called "A Castle In Every Heart." It's the story of Arto Monaco, the Adirondack inventor and toymaker who created some of America's earliest theme parks. Monaco's creations in the North Country included the Land of Make Believe in Upper Jay, which he built in his own back yard. Coming up in the second half hour, we'll hear Brian Mann's interview with Arto, recorded just a year before his death in 2002. But first, Brian talks with filmmaker Derek Muirden about his friendship with Arto Monaco and about the new documentary, which will air nationwide starting this year.  Go to full article
Arto Monaco at work on a new comic book
Arto Monaco at work on a new comic book

Arto Monaco: The King of Make Believe

Walt Disney opened his first theme park in the summer of 1955. But half a decade before Disneyland, there was Santa's Workshop in Wilmington ? the creation of north country native Arto Monaco. Monaco built a half-dozen theme parks. Most are gone now, swept away by changing tastes. But Monaco himself is still around, still creating make-believe worlds. Brian Mann visited his workshop in Upper Jay and has our story.  Go to full article

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