Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Trip to Disneyland: April 1965, Pt. 8

Welcome to Frontierland! It’s a blazing start to this 2-parter with this shot of the Burning Cabin. Naturally, because I'm a sicko, I’ve included a closeup of the arrow right through the settler’s chest!

You’re probably wondering what was making these little kids so cranky; well, this photo explains it all. They finally got their box of Disneyland popcorn, and now all is well with the world. They seem to be having a ton-o-fun up in the Tom Sawyer Island Tree House.

You’ve all heard of the backside of water, well, now you have the backside of the Mark Twain.

A few other things you can see from the Twain as you journey around the Rivers of America include The Old Mill & The Columbia docked at Fowler’s Harbor:

The friendly Indian (with a contemporary shot for comparison):

The busy Indian settlement (with a contemporary shot for comparison):

And last but not least, 2 of the Nature’s Wonderland Mine Train chugging by the wilderness and Cascade Peak:

See more vintage & current Frontierland photos at my regular website.


Thufer said...

popcorn can have that effect.
'hard facts' frontier life had its dangers.
good good set thanks

Major Pepperidge said...

I didn't know that those popcorn boxes were still in use in 1965! I do have another more "mod" design that has a 1967 date printed on the underside, so maybe that's when the switch was made.

George Taylor said...

Great shots!

What does it say behind the boy (on the treehouse)?

It looks like a dry goods shipment that was broken up and used for construction.

This has been an awesome series, Dave!

Davelandweb said...

Hey George - check today's entry for closeup shots of the Treehouse.