Friday, July 8, 2011

43 Years Ago.....

..in July of 1968, Bob Bell installed a roller coaster at his amusement park, bought for $225,000 and named Zingo, after another popular Tulsa roller coaster from the past.  The cost to ride Zingo: 60 cents.  Tulsa reference librarian Sherry Perkins posted recently on her Tulsa Area History blog and I thought I'd share (click on photo to enlarge):

4 comments:

GreenEyes said...

That's a very cool photo! Love it!

Anonymous said...

What a great photo! And I learned something new about wolmanizing...bonus.

- Lazzaro

Anonymous said...

I remember riding Zingo when it was new. It was pretty thrilling for a nine year-old!
Beverly

DrillerAA09 said...

Who doesn't remember Bell's and Zingo? Tiny by today's coaster standards, it was quite the thrill in '68.