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rbarkley

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Houston 1969 Pics
« on: January 04, 2019, 11:59:58 AM »
These pics and captions were in the Houston Chronicle today. Brought back some great memories as I was 10 at the time!
Ron


Congestion on the Southwest Freeway and that darn Mustang!

Grand opening of Intercontinental Airport with the Blue Angels performing.

Apollo 11 Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. and Michael Collins in a ticker-tape parade through downtown Houston in August 16, 1969 celebrating their moon landing.

Pursuit of Robert Dent in southeast Texas, May 1969, which inspired the film "The Sugarland Express."

"Mosquito Man" We loved chasing this guy through the streets as kids


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Re: Houston 1969 Pics
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 12:12:50 PM »
That's awesome - thanks for sharing!
Nothing beats a classic!

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Re: Houston 1969 Pics
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 12:59:40 PM »
+1
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Re: Houston 1969 Pics
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2019, 05:12:09 AM »
Cool pics. Thanks for posting. I'll have to dig out my Chronicle and look for those. Didn't notice them yesterday. But then I usually just read the comics and the business section - in that order.

I'm curious if they identified the road under construction. Could be any street or highway in the city since they all seem to be constantly under construction. I'm also curious about the park with "Mosquito Man"? Looks like either Memorial or Milby to me.

Steve

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Re: Houston 1969 Pics
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2019, 09:44:58 AM »
Good Morning,

I knew we had to have some Houstonian's on this forum!

The pics (link below) were found in the Chronicle on-line.  Not sure about the paper itself.

https://www.chron.com/life/article/Photos-show-what-Houston-looked-like-in-1969-13503621.php#photo-16713323

"Mosquito Man" was in Moody Park.  The route/road was listed as Southeast Texas.

Parade with astronauts and cool old ford convertibles
Pontiac Grand Prix in Hermann Park

You can check out the site for the other captions and pictures.
Ron



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Re: Houston 1969 Pics
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2019, 12:01:41 PM »
It is amazing how much character each car had back then. Now most every thing looks like a stretched out melted jelly bean with an angry insect face.


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Re: Houston 1969 Pics
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2019, 06:02:20 PM »
Great pictures everyone!  Thanks

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Re: Houston 1969 Pics
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2019, 04:27:14 AM »
Ron,

Thanks again for posting the pics & locations. I checked and these weren't in the print edition of the Chronicle.

Steve
(In the Houston suburb called Pasadena)