Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Frontierland and Indian Joe: Mystery Solved
I know that I am not alone in wondering whether or not the Frontierland Wooden Indian and the Main Street version are the originals from 1955. Today, I can announce that half of that mystery has been solved for me. Recently, I was contacted by the owner of ol’ Indian Joe who cleared up the Frontierland portion of the story:
“In 2005, for the 50th anniv. they FINALLY replaced both Indians with new, freshly painted models made from the exact same mold (from fiberglass) One ended up in San Francisco and one ended up with us (purchased at a small store in Buena Park).”
How does Joe look after all these years? Well, let’s just say a little better than Sally Struthers, who chose to straddle the poor guy for this photo op:
And here’s the replacement Joe currently residing at the park:
See more Frontierland photos at my website.