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Old November 29th, 2009, 11:14 PM
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Just found the site again. I was at the park 1968-1971. Worked Gnd Maint (1), Food/Bev(1) and Operations(2) primarily TX Lift and railroad(both ends). Anyone form that time period signed up here? Any one remember the Six Flags fraternity that was started then - (Sigma Phi Omega Tau - SFOT)?
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Hi Jim. I was on La Salle's Adventure, '68 and '9. We often called the Modern Lift to ask them to hold spitters and junkers, but we never called the Texas end, because it was too far for us to go to scare the hell out of the little bastards. I worked several doubles on the Railroad, so it's possible we met. It was a great time to work there. Welcome to the boards!
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Old November 30th, 2009, 08:46 AM
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Hi Jim. I was on La Salle's Adventure, '68 and '9. We often called the Modern Lift to ask them to hold spitters and junkers, but we never called the Texas end, because it was too far for us to go to scare the hell out of the little bastards. I worked several doubles on the Railroad, so it's possible we met. It was a great time to work there. Welcome to the boards!
When I worked Texas, we would take the calls from River and just scare them ourselves.
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Old November 30th, 2009, 02:17 PM
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When I worked Texas, we would take the calls from River and just scare them ourselves.
Good for you. I hope you threw them down the well! We'd just tell them, if they ever threw a Pink Thing again, they would be banned from ever visiting Six Flags again!
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Just found the site again. I was at the park 1968-1971. Worked Gnd Maint (1), Food/Bev(1) and Operations(2) primarily TX Lift and railroad(both ends). Anyone form that time period signed up here? Any one remember the Six Flags fraternity that was started then - (Sigma Phi Omega Tau - SFOT)?
Jim Roberts
I worked in operations on the canoes 66-67-68 had a blast just found this site and saw some of the old photos and lots of memories came flooding back. Lots of stories to tell of our antics in the park.

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Old August 8th, 2013, 09:18 AM
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I worked in operations on the canoes 66-67-68 had a blast just found this site and saw some of the old photos and lots of memories came flooding back. Lots of stories to tell of our antics in the park.

Dale Castles
Welcome Dale. Your first post! You are no longer a yellow tag, and now a black tag. Keep posting and you'll be a red tag in no time.

As others have said in this thread, just keep posting those memories. The pictures, yearbooks, maps, talks of smells, and canteen food, all trigger good thoughts. please participate as much as you'd like. There's a LOT here to look at. You may overdose...be careful.
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Old August 8th, 2013, 02:19 PM
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Ok boys and girls, I worked there from 66 to 68 and it was the best of times. The smell of the creosote timbers always triggered memories. Not only did the RR ties have a heavy coating of this stuff but just about every 3 months they would put down a fresh layer of this stuff on the asphalt to make it look new. Tough on us Indians on the canoes as we went barefoot all the time and the asphalt was hot!!!!! Also most people don't realize this, back then there was no irrigation system in the park, just a lot of guys in maintenance with hoses washing down the park all night for the park opening the next morning. That was great overtime then work until closing then walk around washing the asphalt and catching a nap inside of the skull.
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Old August 17th, 2013, 04:58 AM
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I was on the Hat from 71-73, Hat Shops in 74, lots of great memories from back then. The world seemed to be a log younger back in those days. Paul
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