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Six Flags St. Louis: Then vs. Now
« on: September 29, 2017, 01:03:20 AM »
I came across this really neat post about Six Flags St. Louis when it was Six Flags Over Mid-America in the 70s.

http://fuzzy64.livejournal.com/155244.html

The guy took his old photos from back in the day and recreated them in the modern day park.

I LOVE history so this got me really excited. My husband and I spent the last couple hours finding everything on the modern day park map, and from our memory of how the park looks now, and tried to figure out every detail of what has been changed.

I would love to find more things like this of other places. Six Flags was a really cool find for us since we go all the time, only living 20 minutes away. I saved all of the old pictures on my phone and I'm going to do my own scavenger hunt next time I go, hopefully uncovering more details of the past that have been left.

One of my favorite things I noticed: Most the street lights you see in the old pictures are still there today! We used some of them as clues to figure out some specific details.
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis: Then vs. Now
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 09:27:26 PM »
Oh wow, that's so cool! Thanks for posting this!

I had seen something similar a few weeks ago where a guy took a bunch of super old photos of resorts and then recreated them how they look now. Ever since I read that, I've had this idea of doing the same thing for SDC. I own quite a few old postcards and such, and there are plenty of other pictures available online that I could recreate. I just gotta be able to make it to the park at some point. :D

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis: Then vs. Now
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2017, 10:48:03 AM »
Thanks, Tiffany!  That was really cool.  I was there the first year Six Flags opened, and my brother worked at the Tom and Huck ride during summers, so I sent it to him.

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis: Then vs. Now
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 11:58:21 AM »
These are really good!

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis: Then vs. Now
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2017, 07:41:46 PM »
That's a fun read....love this type of history.  Thanks for posting.
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis: Then vs. Now
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2017, 05:33:36 PM »
Very cool site.  Love how they compare the past with the present in the photos.  Thanks a bunch for sharing it.
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