Saturday, February 06, 2010
Scholarly Saturdays: Encyclopaedia Britannica & Frontierland, Pt. 3
Last Saturday, I gave you a plethora of Twain shots; today, we begin with a few that show what Bobby & Susie saw on their trip around the Rivers of America. First image is the original Fort Wilderness, before it became re-fangled as a Home Depot "special."
There seem to be fewer Indian figures at the Indian Settlement during these early years at the park:
Rare shots of the short-lived Stagecoach & Conestoga Wagons in action. It’s probably hard for the youth of today to imagine, but back in the 1950’s, thoughts of exploring "the old West" were a dream come true...sort of the equivalent of the excitement kids today have about sitting on their asses and playing video games.
Now we’ll add a little speed to the mix by boarding the Mine Train—what a journey this will be!
I hope Susie is hiding her little red purse while they journey through "the badlands"!
And we’ll end today with another shot of the Coach & Wagon. Wow! I’m exhausted!
See more Frontierland photos at my website.