My google news alert pointed me to this blurb at flattrack.com:
The City of Oklahoma City has a proposal to demolish the State Fair Speedway to make way for a Grand Entrance and other buildings on the property.
A group has formed to combat this action. They are submiting the facility to the Historical Society, organized a vote against the MAPS3 Funding which would pay for the project etc.
And the poster provides a link that details the history of the speedway and State Fair.
Is this true? Didn’t realize we were losing the speedway in the process of gaining a $60 million State Fair Building. And is the building pictured above anywhere to be found at the current westside State Fair? Also interesting to consider how an event that happened 47 years ago still has an incredible impact on what we are doing with MAPS 3 today.
And, while we’re asking questions, why does the Oklahoma Historical Society put copyright text on their (our?) images? Someone please explain. I really don’t get it.
Oh, and Boomer Sooner!