2009-07-12

Chicago Railroad Fair - 1950

Cypress Gardens at the Chicago Railroad Fair - 1950
Water Thrill Show, August 1950. The promotional director of the Fair enjoyed the ski show at the Gardens in Florida so much, he invited Dick Pope to stage a show at the Chicago Fair in 1949-50. The first night ski show was held here. General Admission 50¢.

The road show concept was so successful, that the organizer, Tommy Bartlett, went on to operate several ski shows including the long-running annual event at the Dells in Wisconsin.


"Frontiers of Freedom" - a Pageant Play at the fair, depicting transportation from 1673 to 1948.


"Frontiers of Freedom" finale.

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  1. My brother attended the Cypress Gardens 4th of July show recently and said it was pretty good.

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