Back In The Day, The Texarkana ‘Sky Slide’
I found a little piece of Texarkana from the late 60s. We had a huge slide on Stateline in Texarkana Arkansas called 'The Sky Slide'.
I am a member of a Facebook group called 'Remember In Texarkana' and I found this video of the 'Sky Slide' in Texarkana. It is hard to believe that Texarkana looked like this over 50 years ago. I did want to do a comparison of a couple of shots of the video compared to today.
This was Stateline in 1968.
Here is the same spot today.
In the 1968 video, the 'Sky Slide' was next to a house.
Here is what the area looks like today. There is an old restaurant where the house once was.
And the slide in all its glory.
The spot that the slide was on is now a car wash.
The "Sky Slide" was constructed in 1968 on Stateline Avenue in Texarkana Arkansas. In the video, you can see where it was built on the Arkansas side.
A gentleman named Scott Pavey shared the video with me and had this to say about the video.
Over 50 years ago, our family started a new adventure on State Line, called the Sky Slide. It was very popular for a period of time. I don’t recall when we closed that business.
This old 8mm video shows the construction phase (hardly OSHA-approved) and scenes from its heyday.
Do you remember the 'Sky Slide'?
Here is the entire video. You may even recognize some of the folks going down the slide.