Spacemen Won't Get Lost
If They Land In St. Paul

The Edmonton Journal
December 5, 1966

Of The Journal

Hold on just a little longer, far-away friends, and you won't have to double-park your flying saucers.

St. Paul is just about ready for you.

They now have the design for the world's first landing pad for saucers and it won't be long now before it's built.

And just so you won't have any trouble finding your way around when you get here, they've planned to build a large, 40-foot map of our country right alongside the pad.

Hope you don't mind, but until you arrive the teenagers of the town, 120 miles northeast of Edmonton, plan to use it as a dance floor.


The town's oval-shaped welcome mat, which will cost about $5,000 is being built as a Centennial project. It'll be 20 feet wide by 10 feet long.

You can thank Alex Mair, an Edmonton engineer, for it's design. He won the design contest of the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce for the pad to be constructed by Car-Ouells Construction Ltd., of St. Paul.

Each province will be depicted in the map with actual stones from each province, and it will show the various cities, towns and villages active in Centennial participation.

The landing pad will be used as the official entrance to the recreation grounds at St. Paul, and along with being used by the teenagers for dancing, it'll be used as a podium for speakers.

Centennial committee members feel that besides being a welcome mat for outer-space visitors it'll also attract tourists from all parts of Canada and other countries.

St. Paul's design for flying saucer landing pad . . . and they'll have a large map alongside, too



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