Thursday, June 29, 2006

Mark Twain Loading Dock, January 1959


The Disneyland marching band prepares to board the Mark Twain, while guests disembark from their journey around the Rivers of America. In the lower right, Vesey Walker chats with two guys...maybe they are demanding to see his ticket. Christmas garlands are still on some of the buildings in the background (is the pink building, to the right of the Golden Horseshoe, the Aunt Jemima restaurant?). I really like this busy, colorful image from 1959!

7 comments:

Ron Schneider said...

The little pink storefront was the Stage Door Cafe, a hamburger joint. The tables out front are the extreme north end of Aunt Jemima's outdoor seating.

Ron Schneider

Tangaroa said...

Great photo again Pepperidge! Can you please shoot me an email at:
cdylanm@earthlink.net

Matterhorn1959 said...

To be accurate, the pink storefront was the Oaks Tavern until 1978, then became the Stage Door Cafe. For a closer view, check out my post for April 27, 2006. (Man I sound like the supposed expert from one of the Disney chat sites....)

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Major Pepperidge said...

Matterhorn, if you're not an expert I don't know who is!

moochie said...

So does anyone have an image of the Aunt Jemima's pancake house? I'd love to see the front...

Matterhorn1959 said...

Hey Moochie- check out the post on my blog from April 26, 2006 for an image of the Aunt Jemimas restaurant.