Saturday, June 28, 2008

May 1959 in Living Color, Pt. 5

We are journeying on the Rivers of America to see the wonders of the Old West, as well as Tom Sawyer Island. Shot #1 gives us a canoe, Fort Wilderness, and Castle Rock. Instead of Pirate Flags, the Island is displaying good old fashioned patriotism for the U. S. of A. My favorite friendly Indian is giving guests on the Mark Twain a warm welcome.

The waving Indian of today has a much fuller headdress; it only stands to reason that he’d get a promotion after 50 years.

The Indian Village; my follow-up current shot shows the different location of the boy and his dog. Both have changed dramatically, but the concept is the same.

The unsteady pontoon bridges and swaying suspension bridge sure make crossing the River a whole lot more fun! The Chicken Plantation Restaurant is slightly visible in the upper right hand corner.

Our photographer happened to capture a quickly moving Stagecoach:

See more vintage and current Rivers of America photos at my website.

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1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

Your photo of the friendly Indian chief almost looks like a painting! As it was loading I thought, "Whoa! Daveland has found some rare paper item!!"