Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Conestoga Wagon


The old prarie schooner is headed through some barren land in this undated photo...I sure hope they get to Oregon. In only a few years the trees and other foliage will help to soften this view...I admit to being a bid discombobulated, but I think that this was taken from the Mark Twain at the southern portion of the Rivers of America, looking north east through part of the Rainbow Desert. You can just see the masts of the Chicken of the Sea pirate ship, and the Skyway to the right. To the left there are some rather prominent telephone poles visible, are they actually inside the park? Seems amazing that they would be right there for everyone to see in Frontierland.

The Conestoga wagon seems to be stopped, maybe it halted once in a while to get a better view of certain things, such as the friendly Indian village and those crazy Elk.

3 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

I think the wagon is parked basically where the storyteller Indian now tells his tales to the other indians. This area has seen a lot of changes over the years, first with the Rainbow Caverns Mine Train, then with Nature's Wonderland Mine Train and then the abondment of the area when Big Thunder was constructed.

Tangaroa said...

Stunning shot David!

Amazon Belle said...

This is where I remember riding the Pack Mules... right where that wagon is. Matterhorn, you are right, that is where the shaman tells his tales "about how the flute came to his people" to the other Indians.