For all of you fans of the Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland, here are two views of The Living Desert. Ya got yer deadly, poisonous rattlesnakes (from 1962), ready to leap from their boulders to sink their fangs into some unfortunate person's throat. I seen it happen with my own two eyes!
The next photo shows a whole heap o' saguaro cactuses (cacti?), circa 1957. They look like the real thing, wonder if they sculpted each one individually, or if they were cast from actual saguaros. I like the fact that they have blossoms, since the spiel reminds us that "the desert's got 'er beauty, too".