1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook Entries


The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

OKLAHOMA 
Looming over the New York State pavilion are three observation towers, one of which is the tallest structure at the Fair (226 feet). Beneath the towers is the Tent of Tomorrow, the world's biggest suspension roof (it is larger than a football field), supported by sixteen 100-foot concrete columns. Translucent colored panels in the roof flood the interior of the tent with colors. On the man floor, Texaco Oil Company has made a mammoth map of the state in terrazzo. Around the map are a number of attractions, including an exhibit by the New York State Power Authority, a fine arts gallery, fashion shows and an automat. On the mezzanine, visitors may have an opportunity to meet state legislators. Next to the Tent of Tomorrow is the Theaterama, a large, cylindrical movie theater decorated with controversial "pop" art.
* Admission: free to the pavilion; Observation Tower, adults 50 cents, children 25 cents; Theaterama, 25 cents.
Highlights
LIVING MAP. Animated displays of Oklahoma life are seen on the 96-by-46-foot map. A boat pulls a water skier over a lake; a cattle auction is in progress in the Oklahoma City stockyard; cowboys tend the steers that make Oklahoma second only to Texas as a beef producer.
SOUNDS OF MUSIC. A pathway leads to a band shell where Oklahoma musical groups, from symphony orchestras to brass bands, perform.

OKLAHOMA

This "pavilion" is actually a park with winding pathways arranged around a lake and a large outdoor map of the state.

There are benches for picnics (box lunches may be purchased), lawns, pools, shelters and a band shell for concerts. A rustic souvenir stand has a special Will Rogers display, and a sidewalk art exhibit features the work of Oklahoma artists.

LIVING MAP. Animated displays of Oklahoma life are seen on a giant topographical map: a boat pulls a water skier across the lake; a miniature cattle auction is in progress; wheat fields are harvested.
MUSIC. In the bandshell Oklahoma musical groups, from brass bands to symphony orchestras, give concerts.
 
Admission: free.

2.11.05

With the tired Fairgoer in mind, Oklahoma presents a garden of relaxation and an escape from the bustle of the Fair.

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