My cousin picked me up and we headed down to the park. The last four years I have been somewhat preoccupied with school, so I haven’t spent much time at this hometown jewel. I was amazed at all of the changes that have taken place! Some of the new features I have previously enjoyed, but some I wasn’t even aware of. When we got to the pavilion, I was surprised to see a catwalk had been built as well as amphitheater seating. There is also a large open space for concerts and performances.
The Pavilion has had many reiterations over my lifetime. This area was once a trainyard, and the clock tower was part of the original train station. In preparation for World Expo ’74, Riverfront Park was created. I was in first grade in 1974 and a have a few memories of that year. I still have my Expo pass packed away somewhere.
I recall purchasing jumping beans and a wooden mouse pin with leather ears and purple rhinestone eyes from the Mexico exhibit. I also remember the Mormons had an exhibit that you could spot from far away because of the gold-colored statue of Moroni blowing his trumpet on the top of the building.