Walter House’s original Superloops Prototype racked in its yard

Photo courtesy of Robin Howell

  • Original Size 1200 x 801 pixels
  • Date Taken October 9, 2008
  • Aperture f/4.8
  • Shutter Speed 1/500 sec
  • Focal Length 16.21875 mm
  • ISO
  • Camera Canon PowerShot A75

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14 Responses to “Walter House’s original Superloops Prototype racked in its yard”

  1. Where did you find this photo… Better yet, where is this located? I have seen photos of it with Royal American Shows back in the late 60s/ early 70s.

    Is it still around?

    John - June 8th, 2010 at 2:47 am

  2. is this waiters ride

    cman101 - June 21st, 2010 at 9:16 am

  3. Walter J House was my grandfather,bishop hills tx. Outside Amarillo

    david alan house - March 14th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

  4. Hi there I am very good friends with Debby House Long. We met when we were 2 neighbors on Albert st. Your grand dad was a very kind man and was alway smmiling. I called him House. I went on vacations with them.Hous and Verna took us to see the Beatles in Denver. I think I met you as a llittle baby. Is yourmoms name Linda? Well take care. Hope to hear from you. Lynette

    lynette walker kerr - March 25th, 2011 at 1:53 am

  5. Wow that’s crazy! Debbie is my Aunt and Mark was my uncle. My mothers name is Patricia. She left my dad when me and my sister were 5. We visited them all the time , very fond memories of my grandparents. I actually visited Verna in 93 onmy way to Seattle

    David A House - May 29th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

  6. Wish I could find a photo of Walter’s assembled Spacerama Atlas rocket. I was, I believe, its second “captain,” taking over from college-bound Carroll Jones in San Antonio. Walter hired me in Amarillo and we flew down to San Antonio, where I met David and wife and the very cleverly designed rocket. It was set up at a mall — North Star? Wonderland? — and was quite popular. We did well until we moved to the Texas State Fairgrounds and reassembled it. Something went wrong and it never, to my knowledge, “flew” well again. I had to give a performance to some folks from Disneyland while at Dallas and, despite my best efforts, couldn’t get the rig to do its tricks well. We were forced to dismantle the machine to work on it, and I left the project because I had been accepted into the Peace Corps and was due to report for training at St. Louis Univ. in early June. Walter was a great guy and it was a privilege to work for and with him.

    Jim Couzzourt - June 15th, 2014 at 8:54 am

  7. I knew Walter and Mark. Went up to their place near Amarillo once. He always reminded me of a biggo Col. Sanders. Must have been 6’8″ and 300lbs. Mark was getting there.
    I worked for Walter Larson from 1973 to 1985. I helped to complete serial #100001 of Louie’s new design and went on to help with 41 more.
    Those were good times. I enjoyed the work very much.

    Billy Massey - December 17th, 2014 at 1:39 am

  8. I worked for Walter in 1974 welding on a ride he called The Luna-Tic. Walter was a good friend of my brother LL Morgan and his son Don Morgan. LL Morgan had a small train and Don Morgan had a fun house. Those were the good old days. Wayne Morgan

    Robert W Morgan - October 28th, 2015 at 1:11 am

  9. Walter was my grandfather, my father’s father. This is wonderful to see…brings back so many memories. What a legacy he left behind. <3

    Tonya House Sundbye - April 13th, 2016 at 6:25 am


    Tonya House Sundbye - April 13th, 2016 at 12:21 pm

  11. I rember walter and Mark my husband also worked for waltr we took the super loop out again after re building it again we went on the road for hem in 1975&76 good people Harold Glover was my husband’s name

    Maryjane Cortez Glover - September 9th, 2017 at 12:14 pm

  12. My grandfather was LL Morgan and Don Morgan my uncle. I remember Walter and Lowell Staph. I can remember when the Rhodes family lived over by Tascosa High. Living in the carnival families was so much fun with such good memories. Went with them nearly every summer to the fairs. Best times ever.

    Sandra Wimberly - January 6th, 2018 at 10:38 am

  13. I knew Mark House (rip) well. He was married to my mother. He told me all kinds of stories about his father and himself in the carni business. To this day, his daughter, Jennifer is still like a little sister to me.

    Rocky - March 12th, 2018 at 10:49 am

  14. Mark was my Uncle..His older brother David is or was my Father..We share same full name..Was so sad to hear Verna passed..She was an unbelievable person..As we’re all of them although from what I’m told, my Dad apparently was not of that ilk..Some of my fondest memories were times spent in Bishop iron H on the house..I’m thankful and proud to have known them and fortunate I could call them my family…RIP House, Marky D, and Verna…Hope Debbie is doing well…

    David House - August 11th, 2022 at 8:39 am

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