Sunday, January 28, 2007

Barbara, 1964

The inscription on this 1964 slide tells us that this tour guide's name is Barbara (I didn't just make it up!)...she's posing with little Timmy (I did make that up) in front of Lafitte's Anchor, and a fun signpost pointing the way towards all of our favorite Frontierland attractions.

Like the petrified tree, I am guessing that Lafitte's anchor was another one of Walt's unusual purchases. Jean Lafitte was a colorful character, and among other things, he is credited with defending New Orleans against the British in the War of 1812. Frontierland's proximity to the not-yet-constructed New Orleans Square makes this anchor make a little more sense in the themeing of the area. I'm sure that Walt was intrigued by the history behind this artifact, and he was certainly already planning the New Orleans addition to Disneyland.

In the background, lots of folks are lining up for the Golden Horseshoe Revue. The line just goes on and on!

1 comment:

Connie Moreno said...

Judging by the way he is looking at Barbara, little Timmy probably grew up to be a rascal in his teens!