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Giant Slide

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | August 30, 2019

We would be remiss if we didn't end our MN State Fair Items of the Day with an image of the Giant Slide, as we celebrate its 50th anniversary this year!
This photo of it was taken in 1972, when the Giant Slide was yet a toddler giant slide.