Scenes from the carnival

Crystal City Shopping Center, which sits just off Route 66 in southwest Tulsa, is hosting its first carnival in decades.

Here are scenes I shot tonight at the Route 66 Carnival. It continues through Sunday night.

The Crystal City Shopping Center was built in 1958, but an amusement park in that spot dates to the 1920s. It was the site of the original Zingo roller coaster, which later was moved to the Bell’s Amusement Park at the fairgrounds in midtown.

According to the Tulsa World, the Route 66 Carnival is a fundraiser for Chandler Park and Route 66 Village. Let’s hope they make this an annual event.

UPDATE: Emily (aka Redforkhippie) posted some thoughts and wonderful photos from the carnival.

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