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#ThrowbackThursday: Rebirth of the Paseo District

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In June 1977, Oklahoma City Councilman Eric Groves, at left, helps festival chairman Randy Tucker and others hang a banner announcing the first Paseo Village Street Festival. About 50 artists showed their works during the event that year. Tucker was quoted in The Daily Oklahoman as saying, "Paseo has been lying dormant for so long. This is a rebirth for the area." [PAUL B. SOUTHERLAND/THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]
In June 1977, Oklahoma City Councilman Eric Groves, at left, helps festival chairman Randy Tucker and others hang a banner announcing the first Paseo Village Street Festival. About 50 artists showed their works during the event that year. Tucker was quoted in The Daily Oklahoman as saying, "Paseo has been lying dormant for so long. This is a rebirth for the area." [PAUL B. SOUTHERLAND/THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]

We are running a #Throwback​Thursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @TheOklahoman, and “Like” us at Facebook.com/​The​Oklahoman for more historical photos.

Linda Lynn, News Research Editor

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