Saturday, August 31, 2013
Laboring Over Labor Day, Pt. 1
In honor of the next glorious three days known as "Labor Day," I will be doing a trilogy of posts featuring the laborers who have toiled so hard to create the Magic Kingdom known as "Disneyland." We begin on Main Street, U.S.A.; specifically Town Square, as the construction crew labors to finish by the July 17, 1955 deadline. Let's zoom in to see those workers:
A color shot of the still unfinished Main Street Train Station:
Putting in the tracks for the Horse-Drawn Streetcar:
Going further down the street and stopping near Center Street, looking back at the Train Station:
Zooming in for a closeup of the workers:
It always takes me aback a bit to see cars in these construction shots:
Turning around, we get a view from Town Square facing The Castle:
A closeup of the Cinema area, showing the lettering on the marquee:
The heart of Town Square...before it started beating!
A closeup of the workers:
Walking closer towards the Castle, we see lumber and a pickup truck outside of the Coke Corner:
A proud Walt strutting in front of the Castle; he must have been proud to be able see his idea come to fruition.
Many thanks to the unsung heroics of the laborers who made it all happen.
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