Monday, July 13, 2009

Rainbow Ridge, 1970’s: Pt. 4



Last batch of this series. Don’t miss out on the Wanted Poster for Red Jenkins; could be worth $300!



Or the Rip Van Winkle card in the window.





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9 comments:

Chiana said...

Aw shucks, I've certainly enjoyed this series. :)

The dirt road/path (can you imagine them going with dirt roads now?) lends a note of realism too.

Funny to think, maybe that little poster for Red Jenkins could fetch more than it offers for Red. Margot! Rip Van Winkle! Boy these pics give us such a great look at the old 'Ridge.

George Taylor said...

Great series!

When is your time machine going to be available so you can get some really close up shots of the signs?

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Great series Dave. Can never get enough of DL details. Thanks

Katella Gate said...

I wonder what the Margot! Rip Van Winkle! sign was about... Rip Van Winkle was a popular subject for 19th century plays, but at the middle bottom, the personas dramatae list is formatted more like a price list.

Major Pepperidge said...

It almost looks like the Red Jenkins sign is shiny and laminated, can that be true?

In the first photo you can see a puff of smoke rising from behind the buildings; I wonder what that could have been from...

Anonymous said...

I'll add my 2 cents. Looks like blue smoke from the kitchen of Carnation Gardens. I recall them selling hamburgers and I used to take my break up above Rainbow Ridge. You know there were periodic recorded sounds coming from the Bar and the Hotel. You could hear Rip snoring away. That may have been the ony reason for the name being posted on the window.

Anonymous said...

Exactly what is rainbow ridge?
Is it the area next to the Thunder Mountain Railroad tracks?
If not where did it used to be?

Sorry for my un-knowledgeableness.

HatboxGhost209 said...

At Disneyland, a scaled-down western town sits adjacent to the queuing lines and tracks returning to station. A saloon, hotel, assayer's office and mercantile appear among the buildings. This is the village of Rainbow Ridge, which used to overlook the loading platform of the sedate Mine Train through Nature's Wonderland. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad was built on the land the Mine Train used to occupy. Many of the animal animatronics throughout the attraction were originally from previous attraction. Further allusions to the Mine Train ride include the Rainbow Caverns (glowing pools of water by the first lift hill) and precariously balanced rocks in the third lift. Beside these physical homages, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad owes one more thing to the Mine Train through Nature's Wonderland; its name. Big Thunder was originally the name of an enormous waterfall the train passed on the tour. Little Thunder was located nearby.

from the Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Thunder_Mountain_Railroad

walterworld said...

Love any and all shots from Rainbow Ridge and the long gone Mine Train!