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Scrapbook put together by Judge Roy M. Hofheinz containing clippings about the Houston Astrodome from the years 1965 through 1967. Clippings cover early events at the newly opened Domed stadium to the beginning of the construction of Astroworld.

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Aerial of Astrodome, Astroworld and its various attractions, with the 610 highway separating the two attraction. Houston skyline in the background.

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Turn-of-the-century metal Model Car, originally part of Ed Henderson's Astroworld model.

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Selection of "We make people happy - Astroworld" pins:green, pink,blue.

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Aerial view of Splashdown on the Log-flume.

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High up along the Astroworld Cable Car ride.

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Vintage Rolls Royce Phantom convertible.Astroworld park mascots standing around car.

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Members of marching band, with a vintage car on one side side and a small boy holding balloons to the other. Multiple US flags in the background.

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Members of marching band, with a vintage Rolls Royce Phantom on one side side and a small boy holding balloons to the other. Multiplpe US flags in the background.

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Members of marching band, with a small boy holding balloons to the side, and US flags to the sides.

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Marching band parade, saxophone and trombones out in front.

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Four furry Astroworld park mascots standing in front of model giant carved pumpkin entrance into Children's World.

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Unidentified female adolescent reaching the end of the Giant Cowboy Boot Slide, park worker ready to assist, as 2 more females look on.

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Unidentified male child reaching the end of the Giant Cowboy Boot Slide, park worker ready to assist.

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Chinese New Year Dragon parade in Oriental Village. Park workers in tradional Chinese dress, holding lanterns aloft.

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Pierre Le Rat performing in Oriental Village.

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Close up of Dragon in Chinese New Year parade.

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Float in the 198th Independence day celebration parade, driver in Red, white and blue hat, with famale standing on the back holding onto 2 United States flags.

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198th Independence day celebration parade. Park workers in traditional colonial dress, complete with flag, flute and drum,walking through Oriental Village.

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198th Independence day celebration parade. Park workers in traditional colonial dress, complete with flag, flute and drum,walking through Oriental Village

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South American band and dancers wearing green and white outfits, performing on bandstand.

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South American band and dancers wearing green and white outfits, performing on bandstand.

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198th Independence day celebration parade, stilt walker dressed as Uncle Sam passing through the park.

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Float in the 198th Independence day celebration parade, driver in Red, white and blue hat, with famale standing on the back holding onto 2 United States flags. Large crowd gathered along side route.

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Fireworks at closing of park. Globe in entrance fully illuminated.

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The Black Dragon ride in motion at night, with lights on each arm shinning, reflecting onto the water to the side.

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Aerial view of Astroworld mascots performing on roped off stage, surrounded by people.

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Aerial view of Americana Square Astroworld, Cable Car ride in distance.

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Aerial view of Astroworld bridge entrance driveway, with County Fair section to the side

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Aerial view of Oriental Village, many trees in area.

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Aerial view of Americana Square Astroworld, Cable Car ride in distance.

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Aerial view of Astroworld bridge entrance driveway, with County Fair section to the side, and the Astrodome and Houston skyline in distance.

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Unidentified female Astroworld employee, wearing a tartan dress and hat, standing on entrance driveway, with Astroneedle in the background.

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Family in a red racing car on the fixed track ride.

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Unidentified male child studying a sign containing map of Astroworld, while a stern looking female stands behind him.

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Splashdown on the log-flume, just as the locomotive passes to the side.

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Unidentified adolescent male studying a sign containing map of Astroworld.

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Aerial view of Astroworld and the Astrodome

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Aerial view of the Astrodome with its many car parking sections surrounding the stadium.

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Mill Pond ride at Astroworld, individual circular dinghies packed into entrance/exit dock. Ride assistants wearing Western style outfits and cowboy hats.

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Aerial view of the Maypole ride at Astroworld, all cars on the ride occupied.

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Families enjoying the Maypole ride at Astroworld.

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Aerial view of Astroworld bridge entrance driveway, with County Fair section to the side, and the Astrodome and Houston skyline in distance.

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Park ride assistant, wearing 'boater' hat and brightly colored shirt, helping a family into a pod on the Astrowheel ride.

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Astrowheel ride, with both sides raised in the air. All visible pods unoccupied.

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Astrowheel ride, one half raised, other half on the ground. Astroneedle in the background.

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Astrowheel ride, with both sides raised in the air to equal height.

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Side view of the raised half of the Astrowheel ride. All visible pods unoccupied.

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Astrowheel ride, taken from ground level, families walking about the park.

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Aerial shot of Astroworld with ride Astrowheel central.

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Astroworld double-decker bus filled with park attendees just starting to exit the bus. Texas flag flying at half-staff to the side.

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Four unidentified females, holding bunches of balloon while standing on the side of an Astroworld Trolley.

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Unidentified female, holding a balloon and waving to the camera while standing on the side of an Astroworld Trolley.

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Astroworld main entrance and Astroneedle at night.

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"Mechanical Man" street performer in silver facce paint, green suit and white gloves at Astroworld.

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"Mechanical Man" street performer in silver facce paint, green suit and white gloves at Astroworld. Astrowheel in background.

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Unidentified male with 2 young goats in the Petting Zoo at Astroworld.

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Unidentified female getting her portrait drawn by artist in pink beret, while an older male looks on.

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Unidentified male dressed in lederhosen standing in front of building in Alpine Valley.

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Male and female open air performers, male dresssed in gold and pink suit and bowler hat, female dressed in leotard, juggling bowling pins.

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Group of young females under a red and white umbrella at a patio table, in the Alpine Valley section of Astroworld.

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Red and white designed attractions along the main street in the Alpine Valley.

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Family under a yellow umbrella at a patio table, eating in the Alpine Valley section of Astroworld.

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Families inside yellow and red sledges on the Alpine Sleigh Ride at Astroworld, passing an area with trees.

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Families inside blue and red sledges on the Alpine Sleigh Ride at Astroworld, passing an area with many trees.

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Family inside a blue sledge on the Alpine Sleigh Ride at Astroworld.

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Family inside a red sledge on the Alpine Sleigh Ride at Astroworld.

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Aerial view of the track for the Alpine Sleigh ride, and the surrounding Alpine Valley.

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Alpine Sleigh ride building entrance with people lining up inside.

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Line on the Dock for the River of No Return Boat ride

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Display junker boat being looked over by a dragon while on the River of No Return ride.

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President Lyndon B. Johnson's daughters, Luci Baines Johnson and Lynda Bird Johnson on the River of No Return.

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Part of the Mayan Ruins display on the River of No Return ride.

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Wooden riverboat with a bamboo style roof, passing a large Mayan Chief Figure on the River of No Return ride.

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River of No Return ride Boat Guide pointing something out to passengers.

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Judge Roy Hotheinz and family walking inside Astroworld at its opening ceremony.

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Judge Roy Hotheinz and family walking inside Astroworld at its opening ceremony.

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Judge Roy Hotheinz and family walking inside Astroworld at its opening ceremony, in front of The Crystal Palace,

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Judge Roy Hotheinz and family walking inside Astroworld at its opening ceremony, with press and television cameras to his side.

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Judge Roy Hotheinz and family walking inside Astroworld at its opening ceremony, with the press to his side.

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Judge Roy Hotheinz and family amongst the crowd at the opening ceremony of Astroworld.

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Judge Roy Hotheinz and family amongst the large crowd at the opening ceremony of Astroworld.

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Judge Roy Hotheinz and family standing on stage at the opening ceremony of Astroworld.

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Judge Roy Hotheinz delivering a speach on stage with his family seated behind him at the opening ceremony of Astroworld.

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Judge Roy Hotheinz delivering a speach on stage with his family seated behind him at the opening ceremony of Astroworld.

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Judge Roy Hotheinz and family seated on stage at the opening ceremony of Astroworld.

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Traditional German polka band performing outdoors at Astroworld.

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Musical group performing on open air stage in center of pond

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Steel band wearing frilly bright yellow and pink uniforms, performing in bandstand at Astroworld.

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Steel band wearing frilly bright yellow and pink uniforms, performing in bandstand at Astroworld.

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