July 21, 1981

Six Flags Over Mid-America in Eureka announced the closure of the Skyway tram ride, citing high maintenance costs and declining interest among riders. The announcement didn’t mention the three deaths on the ride three years earlier. 

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store

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