Tuesday, April 07, 2015
The Disneyland Tom Sawyer Island tree house is barely recognizable in this early 1950's photo. The mini waterfall below is from The Three Falls. According to a vintage brochure:
Legend tells us that many moons ago, lightning struck this tree and caused three waterfalls to spring from its roots…and The 3 Falls became the headwaters of the Rivers of America.
This September 1958 image gives a closer look at the crates used to cover the tree house:
and one from 1962:
The house survived the transition to Pirate's Lair, albeit with a much less hand-crafted look. Here's a shot from 2008:
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