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playground fun from the early 1900's

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posted on May, 23 2017 @ 05:57 PM
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this is trinity park in dallas circa 1910.

look at this crazy # man.....think about the playgrounds now....all plastic. the ground is made up of chopped up rubber so its nice and soft. railings on everything and you know kids still get jacked.

imagine sending your kids out to play at the park on this crazy, daredevil #...

just thought it was a cool pic and wanted to share



those bars have to be 15-20 feet up

hahahahah
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posted on May, 23 2017 @ 06:02 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

OMG
A mother's nightmare!
I couldn't watch my boys on much smaller monkey bars.
My husband used to turn my head and tell me not to watch if it made me nervous.
This ....this is crazy.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 06:06 PM
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And yeah 15-20 feet high. Guess it's a Texas thing.

Guaranteed broken bone no matter which way you fall.
Look at the numbskull on the right climbing up the back side of the ladder while someone else climbs up the front.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 06:17 PM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: TinySickTears

OMG
A mother's nightmare!
I couldn't watch my boys on much smaller monkey bars.
My husband used to turn my head and tell me not to watch if it made me nervous.
This ....this is crazy.


i know right.

i take my daughter to the park now and she wants to climb up the rails and i dont want to be the helicopter dad hovering over her but im usually pretty close by ready to jump.
it freaks me out.

that picture just blows me away..



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 06:21 PM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

No way, I played on stuff like this when I grew up in West Texas in the 80s.
They did remove almost all of those playground fixtures since then though.

But I did fall from some of them, one was at least 20 feet up, and I didn't break any bones....
I landed on my back too.

I remember it... knocked the breath outta me... another kid had pushed me off.
Everyone was standing over me looking at me...
After 2 or 3 minutes I got back up, other kid said sorry a bunch, and we went back to playing.

*Disclaimer*
I Have seen tons of kids break bones but it was on concrete.
And I was pretty tough and very lucky.
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posted on May, 23 2017 @ 06:27 PM
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a reply to: muzzleflash

You have a guardian angel!
Or a cushy butt lol.
I fell twenty feet down once. Off a cliff in the mountains of Puerto Rico. I broke my ankle. But I have little bones even now.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 06:29 PM
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If my kids tried to go on that I'd break their asses and save them the climb.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 06:32 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

I was a mom before helicopter became a thing. I may even have been the prototype. Lol.
But the boys all live and I just dye the gray hairs they gave me away .
Now they drive


Oh my...



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 06:48 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Those kids grew up to be tough as nails you betcha!



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 06:50 PM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

The ones who lived did.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 07:22 PM
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It blows my mind how little fun people let their kids have these days.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 07:27 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Oh well....I guess dad didn't think much of it



Peace



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 07:27 PM
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Look at how high off the ground the swings are. ...how do you even get in the seat that high up?
And yeah kids were tougher back then, I guess you had to be if you wanted to play on the playground, those kids probably grew up to be the steel workers in the famous pic of them all eating lunch on the beam way above the city.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 08:12 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Looks familiar!! Used to see places like this, as a kid, or similar. One we visited, the place had some areas that were like three stories up! Very cool, long slides, areas to climb, etc. The kids these days miss out on a lot. Even at school, we had cool metal monkey bars; imagine open cubes made of pipes, that you could climb in, on, and through.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 09:44 PM
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We had one of these at a park near my house growing up. Most dangerous thing ever, and one of the most fun too.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 11:26 PM
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My elementary school playground in the 1980s small town upper Midwest US had all the playground equipment on blacktop. Slides, swings, monkey bars, jungle gyms. .. we perpetually had scrapped up knees and several kids at some point needed stitches or had broken arms from falls at recess.

Good times, though.



posted on May, 24 2017 @ 01:51 AM
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a reply to: VegHead

in the background left side from our view looking at that picture is that a boy in midfall ??????



posted on May, 24 2017 @ 03:54 AM
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originally posted by: research100
a reply to: VegHead

in the background left side from our view looking at that picture is that a boy in midfall ??????


it looks like that but he is on a swing
im sure there were daily c4 accidents



posted on May, 24 2017 @ 04:40 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears


Holy ####


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posted on May, 24 2017 @ 03:58 PM
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a reply to: KTemplar

oh...I made the picture a little bigger yes he is on a swing!! you can barely see the 2 wires from the swing running up and down either side of him




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