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Old 11-17-2007, 10:31 PM   #16
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You hit a note there rhertz. The old super slide Did some major time there. I think it sat where the old Dillards building was and there was Woolco I think It was in a white building where Burlington coat is located or was located. I think the slide might have been a traveling show this is all very sketchy I bet some one here will know the facts.
You nailed it pretty well Isaac....
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:36 PM   #17
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There was the superslide at the fairgrounds and something in the back of my memory remembers the one at SCity but then maybe not. If it wasn't where I-S remebers could it have been behind SCity or over on the east side where those buildings were added later? Another one to ask my little bro.
It was right were Dillards used to be. or maybe the Woolco parking lot. Of course a few years after that, super slides were everywhere. Probably at the state fair too. Six flags even had one anchored off the "oil derick" if you remember that tower. But they had the burlap sacks and everything.
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:50 PM   #18
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OK I-S and rhertz - a few dusted off synapses and that sounds about right.


and on the fairgrounds... your great site here has a pix of it.

And yeah - the Six flags one too - check. Anyone old and feeble enuff to recall the six flags trees with spiral slides inside (also a burlap sack affair).
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Oh gosh I remember being so nervous climbing up those steps because the slide was so high! I recall getting airborne too. Does the fair still offer a newer/safer version of that slide?
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:16 PM   #20
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Oh gosh I remember being so nervous climbing up those steps because the slide was so high! I recall getting airborne too. Does the fair still offer a newer/safer version of that slide?
I wonder if the city/fairgrounds owned that slide as it was a permanent fixture...You'd have to have your folks sign a waiver or something today...

The spot today is empty - just a lot.
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:22 PM   #21
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OK I-S and rhertz - a few dusted off synapses and that sounds about right.


and on the fairgrounds... your great site here has a pix of it.

And yeah - the Six flags one too - check. Anyone old and feeble enuff to recall the six flags trees with spiral slides inside (also a burlap sack affair).
Oh cool, yeah the fairgrounds had one that hung around longer than the fair did as I recall... The palm trees do look kind of odd in the picture...

But the recolletion of the spiral slides at six flags blows my mind. I remember but never would have had you not mentioned it. Wasn't that on Skull Island? Anyone remember that big skull? We walked cross a bridge held up with barrels floating on the murky bluegreen (dyed) water... but at night, Skull Island was really lit up and looked really cool!
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Skull Island at night was all lit up in red, white and blue it seems! That is a wonderful memory from long ago!
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Skull Island at night was all lit up in red, white and blue it seems! That is a wonderful memory from long ago!
Do you remember the spiral slide inside the hollowed out (fiberglass) tree? They would give you a burlap sack to slide down on... It got dark for a moment. I was always afraid of a pile-up and getting stuck but that never happened. My favorite Six Flags ride would have to be the Spelunkers Cave.
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Yes those were simpler times when a slide was all that was needed for entertainment. I do remember the Spilunker's cave and those little guys in there with ice picks and it was COLD too. There was an urban legend later that a snake dropped in somebody's boat while in the cave and bit and killed them during the ride. That kinda put a damper on it for me.
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Yes those were simpler times when a slide was all that was needed for entertainment. I do remember the Spilunker's cave and those little guys in there with ice picks and it was COLD too. There was an urban legend later that a snake dropped in somebody's boat while in the cave and bit and killed them during the ride. That kinda put a damper on it for me.
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Yes those were simpler times when a slide was all that was needed for entertainment. I do remember the Spilunker's cave and those little guys in there with ice picks and it was COLD too. There was an urban legend later that a snake dropped in somebody's boat while in the cave and bit and killed them during the ride. That kinda put a damper on it for me.
LOL, I bet Mr Pokey had fun after than. I know that I could not resist tickling your leg in the darkness of "The Cave" as it was called. There were always a few girls screaming which adds to the overall excitement of the ride.
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