George Julius Steepleback

The co-founder of the Pennyland amusement park started out as an engineer with the Trans-Ardellia Traction Company, which sent Steepleback to Europe to observe a new funicular project there in 1892. While there, Steepleback was given a unique deck of tarot cards, known as the Tarot of Musterberg, and brought them home to his fiancée Penny.

In 1905, Steepleback persuaded the Trans-Ardellia Traction Company to build a funicular railway over the mountains south of the city, and to build a trolley park there at the shore to bring residents out on the weekends. Trans-Ardellia agreed, and put Steepleback in charge of the project, who designed much of the park himself and named it after his wife.