Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Rainbow Ridge, August 14 1958


This is an unusual view of Rainbow Ridge, looking very cute and quaint in 1958. They've brought one of the pack mules out for folks to meet, and the dark-green Mine Train is loading up for another journey through the Rainbow Desert. You can't read it here, but there is a bit of "graffiti" on the General Store that reads, "Viva Pecos Bill".

I see sailors in a lot of early Disneyland photos, maybe they came from the Long Beach navy yard for a little "R & R". Crowds are light for a day in mid-August, but it looks like it's early (the street is still wet from its nightly cleaning, and the shadows are long).

3 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

A lot of the sailors made trips up from San Diego, especially upon graduating from the Naval Training Center. There was an active USO who would organize trips with the girls who volunteered at the USO.

perkypickle said...

major...you've got all the keppy kap pictures!

Major Pepperidge said...

Matterhorn, where are the USO girls?? ;-)

And Perkypickle, it is amazing how many of those dern Keppy Kaps they must have sold. I have to admit that they are pretty cool souvenirs, especially for a little kid. Wonder if they had them today, would they still sell?