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Gnoza Knows It | Did you know the Hershey Complex had a public swimming pool?

Did you know that the Hershey Complex used to have a public swimming pool?

I'm doing this now because bathing suit season is right around the corner of course.

First a satellite shot now of where it used to be. It was right across the street from Chocolate World.

Thanks to the Hershey community archives and Jennifer Henderson for these pictures.

This is actually the second pool that Hershey had. It was built in 1929.

The great thing here was that if you didn't have a bathing suit, you could rent one.

By the 1940's over 100,00 people visited the pool each summer.

It was located right next to the ballroom, which is also not there anymore.

The pool was closed following the summer of 1971. Not sure what prompted the decision, but word has it that's right after Tom Russel wore his Olympic Speedo to the pool as a young lad.

Alright let's check again to see what the site looks like now. The lighthouse is still there!!

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