Saturday, May 22, 2010

Bowie Carnivals: Then and Now

A carnival is now open through May 29th in the parking lot of the Bowie Town Center. Below are picture of the current carnival and pictures of a similar carnival that took place in Bowie in May or June of 1975. I'm posting the pictures of the earlier carnival as part of the Bowie Blade Pic Project. Let me know if you recognize any of the people in the 1975 pictures.

May or June, 1975

Lisa and Tina Hargis visiting Bowie from Pasadena, California

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May 21, 2010

Nighttime view of the Ferris wheel.

Water Game Fun

A view of the carnival from the Ferris wheel

A view of the carnival from the Ferris wheel

A view of the carnival from the Ferris wheel

Looking up from the Ferris wheel

A view of the Bowie City Hall construction project from the top of the Ferris wheel

Super Sizzler

Fun Slide

Video from Ferris wheel ride

Other Bowie Blade Pic Project Posts


  1. I swear that's the same "Fun Slide" they had 35 years ago!

  2. Nice classic contrast! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Arnie, my wife took pictures for the Bowie Blade News of a carnival in this spot in 2006, and it sure looks like the same Fun Slide then. The Ferris Wheel definitely predates 1975.

    Intrepid, other than the old/new and black&white/color contrasts, Arnie Miles captured people, and I captured objects. I'll have to get more bold about asking people if I can take their picture.