Photo-Mashing Old & Modern Houston, Volume 6: Astrodome Edition
For our sixth installment of vintage photos mashed with their present-day locations, we entered the doomed Reliant Astrodome with photos from a 1968 Astrodome tour guide. It highlighted numerous events the dome accommodated It opened in 1965 as the Harris County Domed Stadium. From being the home of the Houston Astros and the Oilers, it was also host to three-ring circuses, boxing matches, rodeos and basketball games. Billy Graham set records with a 1965 visit, and the Dome hosted a political rally featuring President Lyndon B. Johnson.
6. Billy Graham's Crusade for Christ in 1965 brought over 61,000 people to the Astrodome.
Here's an interesting video showcasing the visit: