Mini-Mono Rail

Mini-Mono Rail

Date: 1968~
Creator: unknown
Description: An artistic illustration of the mini-monorail, one of the chief means of transportation at HemisFair '68. It provided a quick way to get around, with views of the exposition's entire 92 acres. In the picture, two mini mono-rails are in operation, with the Tower of the Americas in the background.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Lagoon boat ride alongside the monorail

Lagoon boat ride alongside the monorail

Date: 1968
Creator: unknown
Description: Image of the lagoon boat ride alongside the Mini-Monorail as they pass by the Plaza of Flags at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
The HemisFair monorail

The HemisFair monorail

Date: 1968?
Creator: unknown
Description: An artistic drawing of the "Monorail", which provided transportation around HemisFair '68. From the monorail, visitors could have a "bird's eye view" of the pavilions, the fair, the Tower of the Americas and downtown San Antonio.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Calypso

Calypso

Date: 1967
Creator: unknown
Description: "Calypso, one of nearly 20 fantastic rides that dot the landscape of Fiesta Island and the areas about the Tower of the Americas. Many of these are imported; many to be shown here for the first time."
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Fiesta Island, HemisFair '68

Fiesta Island, HemisFair '68

Date: 1968?
Creator: unknown
Description: A color drawing of Fiesta Island, part of HemisFair '68. It is where most of the games and amusement rides were located. The drawing shows visitors enjoying a boat ride, taking the mini monorail, riding a ferris wheel, and walking in park-like surroundings.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Lagoon boat ride along side the monorail

Lagoon boat ride along side the monorail

Date: 1968
Creator: unknown
Description: Image of the lagoon boat ride along side the monorail as they pass by the Plaza of Flags at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
The Calypso, HemisFair's amusement park ride

The Calypso, HemisFair's amusement park ride

Date: 1968
Creator: unknown
Description: Brightly colored carnival ride called the Calypso, that has both heart shaped windows and curls with vanity lights. The ride is made of round containers that are large enough for 4 people with an umbrella in the center. They revolve independently while going up and down at angles for the length of the ride.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Lagoon cruise boat at HemisFair '68

Lagoon cruise boat at HemisFair '68

Date: 1968
Creator: unknown
Description: A lagoon cruise boat filled with visitors passing by the Coca Cola Pavilion at the HemisFair '68 fairgrounds. A sign on the building for the Kaleidoscope show, by puppeteers Sid and Marty Krofft is also visible. Barely visible in the background are several Swiss Skyride cars that carried passengers 80 feet above the ground.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Lagoon cruise boat at HemisFair '68

Lagoon cruise boat at HemisFair '68

Date: 1968
Creator: unknown
Description: A lagoon cruise boat filled with visitors making its way around the waterway that winds through the HemisFair '68 fairgrounds. In the background is one of the Swiss Skyride cars that carries visitors 80 feet above the ground.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Lagoon cruise boat at HemisFair '68

Lagoon cruise boat at HemisFair '68

Date: 1968
Creator: unknown
Description: A lagoon cruise boat filled with visitors passing through Fiesta Island during one of the entertainment water shows. Many of the fair's attendees are shown in the background sitting in bleachers or standing on the balcony of a nearby building watching the water show which consists of professional water skiers jumping off ski ramps. Also visible in this photograph is the HemisFair Arena, which was constructed for HemisFair '68.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
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