Friday, May 16, 2014

Opening Day at Cedar Point, 1968

This picture, from the Thomas F. Root collection of aerial photographs, taken between 1949 and 2000, shows a view of the Midway at Cedar Point on May 25, 1968. For opening day, four thousand high school band members marched through the Midway. The New Christy Minstrels performed, and there was a fireworks display after dark. You can see the Mill Race and Turnpike Cars on the left side of the picture, and the Coliseum and Kiddie Land on the right side of the picture. 

1 comment:

Ed Daniel said...

What a great photo. Coincidentally, my neice, Susan Daniel, began her career at Cedar Pont in that Summer of 1968, when at the young age of 13 she started working there at one of the food concessions. She is still employed at Cedar Point, working for the corporate wing of Cedar Fair. I fondly remember riding the G.A. Boeckling over to "The Point," using a season's pass that as I recall, cost $1.25.