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About sunguar

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    All Things Involving the 64-65 World's Fair and long lost Freedomland

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  1. Here's the full lineup: Believe it or not, all the US rockets are in the same scale. The Saturn V is so tall, if I backed away to fit it in the image, the Redstone would be hard to see.
  2. Sad news - a member has passed away

    And we are all mortal. Sad, indeed.
  3. Now that the time machine is in quarantine, and being in lockdown, I decided to build my own Space Park. And here it is:
  4. I've never heard of this before.
  5. Thanks for posting this link. Interesting tidbit about Minnesota. But under "Past US Pavilions", Seattle 1962 is there but no mention of the 1964-1965 World's Fair in New York. I wonder why?
  6. Where was the UN in 1964?

    Who did Robert Moses not offend?
  7. Where was the UN in 1964?

    "The UN exhibit?" "Sure, take a left at the two dumpsters and three trash cans." "Can miss it." I sure like to know the story behind this. Were they underfunded in 1964? Or did they have no plans to have an exhibit? Hard to believe.
  8. Where was the UN in 1964?

    Hmmm. I know the New York City Pavilion housed the United Nations, but that was in 1946. So, I'm sure you didn't transpose the numbers, seeing you stated it moved to Sierra Leone Pavilion in '65. So they had a presence in 1964? Does Unicef count?
  9. I happened to be flipping through channels the other night and came across a show where the host was talking about some skyscraper in Dubai. I wasn't much interested in the show but they showed some incidental scenes of Dubai at night, and it was pretty breathtaking. I also had this trip on my "to do" agenda, but now I'm waiting to see how this coronavirus thing shakes out and to see the first reviews of Expo 2020. If anyone posting here does go (worldsfairent), please post a review, and let us know what Expo 2020 is like.
  10. Let there be light (towers)!

    When I was a wee lad (a long time ago), I was fishing with my Dad and his brothers (my uncles of course). This was before any environmental movement existed (this was in the early 60's). My uncle made a point (and a strong one), not to throw any of the beer tabs into the water, as the fish would mistake them for minnows, swallow them, and then die. He personally went around and collected the tabs from all those who were there. At the end of the day, he had a huge ring of them. It made an impression on me as a youngster.
  11. A non-Avis antique car

    I don't remember seeing this. With all there was to see and do at the Fair, if I did see this I probably would have walked right by.
  12. Anyone hungry?

    Are you sure about the price, Bill? 99 cents seems like a lot of money for a hot dog in 1964.
  13. Let there be light (towers)!

    I too, tried to find out about the towers used at Woodstock when I first heard this story. Alas, these towers were not used at Yasgur's farm. However, I did find a story about the towers being used at the first Woodstock site, before the promoters and crew building the site were thrown out of that town. The towers were left there, and only the lights were used at the "real" Woodstock site.
  14. That Luminare looks like it's coming right out of the roof.