Showing posts with label Indian Burial Site. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indian Burial Site. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

A Trip Around The Rivers of America, 1962



Next to the trains, I would say that my favorite mode of Disneyland transportation would be the Mark Twain Riverboat. Besides its physical beauty, I also love the relaxing and scenic journey that it takes you upon. These images were undated, but by some of the visual clues from other photos in the set, I was able to pinpoint them to late 1962/early 1963. In photo #1, you can see the guests in the foreground, crowded together, attempting to get a glimpse and a photo of the Twain as she rounds the corner, ending her previous journey.

These next two show the MT leaving the dock, embarking on a brand new journey. If you look at the accompanying zoom views, you'll get to see some of the construction walls for the Haunted Mansion.









Rounding the bend we see the Old Mill on Tom Sawyer Island. Appropriately enough, it looks old!



To the left of the boat is the Indian Village, where guests can be entertained and learn from authentic live Indians.







Now we get to my favorite part: the Burning Cabin!



Please forgive me while I zoom in to get a better look at the arrow through this poor sap's chest.



A friendly Indian waves hello!



Surprisingly enough, our photographer didn't take any shots of the Indian Settlement, so I supplanted his batch with a few from my collection from the same time frame.





This little brave watching over his family with his dog is a nice touch.



And now our photographer got busy; on the left side of the boat he captured the thundering falls of Cascade Peak:



and then went to the right to capture the Indian Burial site:



And then shot to the left again to get Cascade Peak again. So much to see...so much to photograph...I totally understand!



In this one, our photographer is back at the dock, and captured one final shot of Cascade Peak.



As I was putting together this post, I stumbled upon this old image that had been previously posted, showing the July 1962 construction of the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse:





Thanks for joining me on my tour of the Rivers of America!

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Disneyland March 1967, Pt. 2



The Columbia is sitting in the dock for the first two shots, taken from the mighty Mark Twain. Our March 1967 Disneyland guest/photographer must have been taking a spin around the Rivers of America.



On the way, they also captured the Indian Village and the festive totem poles near the entrance.



And the Ceremonial Dance Circle:



A few "animals" along the riverbank, with a few motorboats intruding on the atmosphere:



The Burning Cabin as it was meant to be seen:



In all its gory glory!



The Indian on a horse that greets the DLRR & Twain/Columbia passengers has been on view in basically the same area for many years:



Zooming in, you can see the mini spotlight for those visiting after dark:



The Indian Settlement:



Another zoom so that you can see in detail what they are all working on. Imagine—24/7, these guys are busy as beavers! I've heard they don't even get minimum wage!



Fort Wilderness, before the termites (and the pencil pushers) destroyed it:



More death along the river, at the Indian Burial Site:



Now THIS is a piece of Disneyland history that I wonder where it ended up? Someplace in the archives? Somebody's living room?



From the banks, you can see the Old Mill and on the left, the still yet-to-be-opened Haunted Mansion:



Two beauties of the Mark Twain:



On this one, most likely our photographer was on a raft on the way over to Tom Sawyer's Island:



Fortunately, they had the good sense to take some interior shots of Fort Wilderness while on the Island:



Zooming in for the signage and the trash cans that ended up in Orlando:



Back on the main land in New Orleans Square, the French Market doesn't seem to be open for business quite yet.



Over in Adventureland, a few Jungle Cruise shots round out this post:



Thank you Marc Davis!



I'm not sure what they're saying, but I think it's something like, "That's all, folks!"



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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

December 1969, Pt. 2



Continuing up Main Street on our December 1969 journey we'll make a pit stop on West Center Street to check out the plastic flora at the Flower Market. A little further up at the end of Main Street we encounter the Plaza Pavillion.



Zooming in, it's still hard to read the sign, but it would appear that The Pavillion is closed and guests are advised to check out The Blue Bayou Restaurant, The Creole Cafe, and The Tomorrowland Terrace.



A lone White Wing makes his way towards the Castle, doing the essential duty of keeping the park immaculate.



The Sleeping Beauty Castle: this photo really needs no description.



On the other side of the castle at the farthest reaches of Fantasyland is it's a small world. When this photo was taken, it still was sponsored by the Bank of America.



Over in Frontierland we see The Columbia Sailing Ship.



Zooming in, we see The Haunted Mansion, which was only a few months old when this photo was shot. Sure, it had been built long beforehand, but the attraction opened August 9, 1969. An operating Keelboat can be seen in the foreground.



Last one for today is the Indian Burial ground that guests used to see towards the end of their Rivers of America journey.



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