Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Today we celebrate the Mark Twain with a random assortment of vintage shots of the venerable riverboat at Disneyland. First up are a few from April 1960. Zooming in we can see a raft at Tom Sawyer Island as well as some guests paddling away their churros on a canoe. I wonder how many of those hats ended up in the river?
A lovely shot of the Twain, also from April 1960.
A July 1967 shot:
Although it was a few years away from being opened, the Haunted Mansion was completely built by this time:
This closeup shows a nearby ticket booth. For the rafts to Tom Sawyer Island, perhaps?
Another gem from July 1967:
Here we see the ticket booth for Nature's Wonderland as well as the festive umbrellas for Casa de Fritos:
In November 1968 the Disneyland Marching Band was at the Mark Twain dock:
The leader does not appear to be Vesey Walker, though:
Actor and game show host John Davidson visited the park while he was filming "The Happiest Millionaire" (1967):
Last one has been posted before, but you know how much I love those FauxD© shots; this one from July 17, 1968 shows the Young Men from New Orleans playing their hearts out aboard the Mark Twain:
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