50 year Boom Town Celebration

50 year Boom Town Celebration

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Former El Doradoian

Russellville, AR

#1 Sep 13, 2013
Anyone here old enough to remember the 50th anniversary celebration of the discovery of oil in El Dorado? They built a replica of a 1920's city at the fair grounds with an oil derrick that would gush oil when they re enacted the discovery. Even had a silent movie theatre. Wish they had not torn it down. I was around 9 yrs old but remember it fondly!

El Dorado, AR

#2 Sep 13, 2013
What were you smoking?
I remember

United States

#3 Sep 13, 2013
They had that and they hanged the stuntman that year the oil derrick was cool I was also 9 at the time! The good old days wish they was that good today

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