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Saltair: A Photographic Exhibit
Saltair's Giant Racer
Saltair's giant racer, and engineering triumph for the 1920s, thrilled riders as they zoomed precariously over the Great Salt Lake. Even though the Hippodrome burned down in 1925, the giant racer remained unharmed. This $100,00 structure met its demise when 75 mph winds blew it down in a mere three minutes on August 30, 1957.

As one workman put it in McCormick's Saltair, "it was like giant matchsticks crumbling."

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