Thursday, October 3, 2019

Throwback Thursday

Ice capades at the State Fair, anyone?


1968

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Was the ice rink segregated? Also, who is the giant wizard in the center casting the forcefield? Or is that a bubble boy?

Finally, did that Priest, Rabbi, and Pastor walk into a local bar?

We need more pages KF!

Anonymous said...

Some folks will be disappointed using those memories and expecting the same now. This year the floor has a temporary fence much like those used in your living room for pets & children to play within a smaller area. Only a third or maybe half the floor is iced.

Olympians may feel under challenged.

Anonymous said...

Someone should take a pic from that exact spot once this years rink is up and running.

Anonymous said...

My first and last time to skate was there when I was 11. After a few falls I decided that was not my sport! Beside, my back can't take a fall like that now.

Anonymous said...

The MS State Fair becomes a bigger disappointment every year.

Anonymous said...

" Was the ice rink segregated? "

Well duh !

Everything was segregated during that era.
But it damn sure ain't segregated now !


So what's your point 12:56 ?


Anonymous said...

Of course the reason they can put down an ice rink is because of all the money spent on ice equipment for that great Bernie Ebbers experiement, putting an ice rink in the center of a place where NO ONE ice skates (the Jackson Bandits) hockey team. I hope someone took care of that equipment and they didn't have to spend a lot to get it back into shape after 16 years of sitting idle.

Anonymous said...

Wow! The negative Nellies are out in force today. That was 1968. I was probably out there on the ice stumbling around, HAVING FUN! Lighten up people.

Louis LeFleur said...

I remember when they had ice skating in the Coliseum in the summertime. Early/mid 60's. Not sure, but always assumed it got shut down by segregation since it seemed to have happened about the same time they closed all the public swimming pools.

Anonymous said...

I hope to see Commissioner Cowboy Andy Gimpson out there. Maybe he can play hockey with some cow patties with his pal Feel. That way they can tie it back to promoting agriculture. It will be interesting to see the audit results of how much this cost the taxpayers vs. the results. Anything to promote Andy.

Anonymous said...

Let's see...it was 1968.
1948 - military is integrated.
1954 - Brown v Board of Education
1964 - The Civil Rights Act
1968 - The Fair Housing Act
I wasn't there, but sure as hell hope the ice was not segregated!

Anonymous said...

I went by this weekend and looked at the ice rink. Maybe 15 people in there on a Sat. afternoon??????? How much money is this gonna cost the taxpayers????? This new fairground director thinks he's the best promoter since P.T. Barnum!!!!! He aint all That!

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