Friday, December 16, 2011
Davy & George: Friday in Frontierland
Friday is Frontierland Day at Daveland, featuring Davy Crockett (Fess Parker) & George Russel (Buddy Ebsen). In photo #1, this dynamic duo is shown cavorting on Opening Day, July 17, 1955. Host Art Linkletter is in the background, talking to a young guest, while the settlers dance merrily in front.
If you weren't lucky enough to catch Davy & George in the flesh, you could always visit The Frontier Arcade and have your photo snapped with their wax counterparts. This photo circa 1955.
Fess Parker is shown relaxing on the banks of the Rivers of America in 1956 with Kathleen Crowley in a publicity still for "Westward Ho, the Wagons!"
Both Davy & George are remembered in today's Frontierland; the Hat Company shop bears their name:
The Frontierland Gate looks beautiful here, illuminated by the golden light of the early morning:
In a recent post, I showed the plaque on the gate that tells about the Thirteen Flags of the Revolutionary War:
On my last trip, I finally document all 13 that can be seen at the front gate:
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