Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Journey Back To 1956 Pt. 2
Welcome back to 1956. The paddlewheel of the mighty Mark Twain is churning round the green Rivers of America at Disneyland.
The more decoratively appointed Bertha Mae Keel Boat can be seen cruising the River.
A closer look:
From the dock side of the river we get an alternative view of the Bertha Mae:
as well as an Indian Canoe:
C'mon people, get the lead out! Start paddling harder!
There's a raft full of peeps ready to explore Tom Sawyer's Island.
A detailed view provides a look at Fowler's Harbor and the original tunnel for the Disneyland Railroad in Frontierland.
Our 1956 photographer sure loved the River!
I am guessing this shot of the Golden Horseshoe was taken from the treehouse (or thereabouts) on Tom Sawyer Island.
By this point in Disneyland history, the Indian Village had already been moved from its original location near Adventureland to its new spot in Frontierland.
Care to ride a canoe?
I love interior images of Fort Wilderness; if only it could be restored to its 1956 glory.
The final two shots in the collection show Knotts Berry Farm, starting with this image of panning for gold.
I have read that panning for gold is supposed to return to Knotts this year. Hooray!
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