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Luci Johnson Nugent in AstroWorld (1968)

KPRC-TV

No Sound on Film | 1968

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  •  Luci Baines Johnson Nugent—holding baby Patrick Lyndon Nugent, or "Lyn"—joins Dene Hofheinz Mann for a ride on the Alpine Sleighs. Secret Service agents fill the back seat. Mann was the daughter of AstroWorld owner Roy Hofheinz. She invited the First Daughter to the park.  
  •  Astro Needle 
  •  View of the Astrodome 
  •  Country western revue in the Crystal Palace Theater 
  •  Rub-A-Dub, a nursery-rhyme themed boat ride 
  •  Luci’s husband, Patrick Nugent, holds their sleeping son 
 
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This news segment for Houston’s KPRC-TV captures Luci Baines Johnson Nugent visiting the newly opened AstroWorld amusement park on July 10, 1968. The First Daughter was joined by her husband, Patrick; their young son, Patrick Lyndon; and a handful of Secret Service agents. The footage appears silent and would have been voiced over by the anchorperson during a live broadcast. AstroWorld opened on June 1, 1968, as part of the Astrodomain, a development complex owned by former Houston Mayor Roy Hofheinz. Six Flags bought the park in 1975, operating it until its closure in 2005.