For today's post I thought I'd post a couple of photos that are unrelated...I just wanted to put 'em up and this seemed to be as good a time as any! First up is a photo from 1968 at the loading area for the Canoes. At this point they were still called the Indian War Canoes (as they had been since they opened on July 4, 1956). In 1971 they were re-named Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes. On busy summer days you can still sometimes see the canoes out on the river at Disneyland. Sadly, Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, and Tokyo Disneyland have all removed their canoe attractions.
Next up is a photo of a guest making friends with the Tobacco Shop's famous wooden (or fiberglass?) Indian way back in 1957. I saw this very same fellow (the Indian, not the guest) at the park last month. Could he be the same figure that has been on display since 1955? Or has he been replaced with lookalikes over the years? This wooden warrior will not reveal his secrets, no matter how many hours I stand in front of him, talking and pleading (while wearing my tinfoil hat).