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Mini-Mono Rail

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.
Date: 1968~
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

The HemisFair monorail

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.
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Calypso

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."
Date: 1967
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Fiesta Island, HemisFair '68

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.
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

The Calypso, HemisFair's amusement park ride

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.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Lagoon cruise boat at HemisFair '68

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.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Lagoon cruise boat at HemisFair '68

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.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Lagoon cruise boat at HemisFair '68

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.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

The Tower of the Americas

Description: Photo on a postcard of the Tower of the Americas taken from one of the HemisFair '68 walkways. The tower is 622 feet tall and features two observation decks, a revolving restaurant, and glass fronted elevators. To the left of the tower is a ferris wheel. The walkways are crowded with visitors.
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections