History of the OC Boardwalk and Trimper’s Rides- Friday, May 8, 2015
The carousel at Trimper’s Rides and Amusements has been a beach favorite for more than 100 years. In 1980, they asked Maria Schlick, artist, to help restore the animals on the carousel. Her and her brother put a lot of time and work into the animals. Maria researched each animals markings and they painted them as such. Maria and her brother did a great job and impressed Mr. Trimper so much that they were both asked to stay on with Trimper’s.
Maria also created and recreated signs throughout the park. Mr. Trimper also let Maria create her own original works of art. Maria said, “When somebody believes in you, you don’t want to disappoint that person. So, you work hard.”