Surprisingly, our largest playground, Astroworld, did not feature prominently in photos in the 1969 or 1970s books after its opening. The usually practice of staging photographs in free places was obviously the prohibitive factor, but I was surprised not to see at least a snapshot or two turning up.
Here's what I found, typically without caption and no clue as to whether these amusement rides were long-standing places or month-long carnivals.
Series from 1953 San Jacinto:
Series from 1965 Baytown:
1967 Texas City
A series from 1969 Rayburn
The lone Astroworld ride photo:
1969 Spring Branch
1969 Spring Woods
1970 Baytown series
1970 Dobie (carnival in parking lot of Almeda mall, spring)
1971 South Houston series
free photo at Astroworld outside the gates! But on the fold, sigh. 1972 South Houston
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