Celebrate 75th Anniversary of Centennnial Expo With Footage From 1961 State Fair of Texas

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Yesterday was a momentous anniversary that passed without any notice whatsoever: It was the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Texas Centennial Exposition at Fair Park. Coincidentally, though, one YouTuber marked the occasion by posting some Brownie 8mm footage of the '61 State Fair of Texas taken by his father. Not nearly as sexy as that estimable stack of '77 photographic flashbacks, but, lookie there, the monorail in action. Jump, but mind the organ grinder.

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