Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Gems from May 1958, Pt. 3

Today we’ll take a brief trip around the Rivers of America on the Mark Twain, circa May 1958. How do I know we’re on the Mark Twain? Because the Columbia is still under construction! It would be at least a month after these photos were snapped (depending on when they were actually shot, not developed) before The Floating Skillet took its first guest around the river.

Castle Rock almost sparkles in its pristine un-adorned state, just waiting for some pesky legal types to pounce on it to make changes.

Passing the REAL Indian Village...back when there was something worthwhile to see in this area (no offense, Splash Mountain!).

For the signage geek in all of us...c'mon, admit it. You know you want me to zoom in:

A not-so-great shot of The Burning Cabin. Unless I can clearly see a dead body with an arrow sticking out of it, the photo does not receive my gold label of quality.

This photo receives my platinum label; a dead body AND skulls. What more could you ask for?

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Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

We are so spoiled by these amazing vintage images, thanks so much Dave! What a great series.

I thoroughly enjoyed your Mardi Gras post as well and the multi-part trip report! Do you ever sleep???

Connie Moreno said...

Dave, these are screen saver worthy, as Thufer says!

Jason Schultz said...

The Castle Rock shot is amazing. It almost looks like a model!