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Lagoon 1973 (Part 1 of 7)

Filed under: Personal History — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

Fake Helicopters 1973

In July of 1973, my mom’s family came from Wisconsin to visit us in Salt Lake City. We did a lot of the touristy stuff while they were in town, but my favorite was the trip to Lagoon. Lagoon is an amusement park that is about twenty minutes north of Salt Lake City. It’s so close, I consider it in Salt Lake City, but in actuality, it’s in an entirely different county, so I guess I can’t really claim it.

In this picture, we are posing at the “fake” helicopters. My cousin, Heidi, is on the left and I am on the right. If you look closely, you can see that I have my arm on the arm of the placard. I thought I had to put my arm there just like the picture.

In the background, you can see the entrance to the Animal World Train. Lagoon still has that ride, but I don’t know if they still call it the Animal World Train. I haven’t ridden it in a long time. All my memories from the train ride are scent related. I will smell animal pens and it will remind me of Lagoon. Sad, but true. Lagoon smells like animal poo.


1 Comment »

  1. Hello, I was looking for Heidi 1973 and i’ve seen your beautiful photograph in Lagoon. In Spain, Heidi was several years ago, a film for the children where there was a girl living in the mountains with some bees. Nice to meet you. Nuria

    Comment by Nuria — 7/17/2006 @ 4:35 pm

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