Saturday, February 10, 2007

Tom Sawyer Island, 1950's

Here's a great look at Tom Sawyer Island (probably from 1957 or '58)). Many of the features shown here have already been altered, in the name of "safety. Or something. It will be interesting to see how much will change in the next year or so when it changes to "Pirate's Lair at Tom Sawyer Island". Tom and his gang did like to pretend that they were thieves and pirates, so I am hoping that this will be done right and add to the fun.


One thing puzzles me in this photo...there appears to be another raft waaay in the distance, to the left. Why would a raft be over there, while the other one is right in front of us? If it IS another raft, then you can see three of 'em in this photo (one is loading up on TSI). Another itty-bitty detail is that you can see a stagecoach to the extreme right, over on the shore. Cool!

6 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

The third raft may be from maintenance used at Fowlers Harbor?

Anonymous said...

Nope, in 1957 and 1958 there were three landing docks on Tom Sawyer's Island. Believe they were called Tom's Landing, Huck's Landing and Becky's Landing. That distant raft has tourists destined for Becky's Landing, I believe.

Major Pepperidge said...

That's interesting, anonymous...thanks for the information!

Kusandra said...

This is the best collection of Disneyland photos I have ever seen! I seem to especially love those you suggest as boring. They are the kind of ephemera I crave. Thank you so much.

Samsara said...

Brings back a lot of memories for me as a little girl. Not from the 50's mind you but from the 80's and Tom Sawyer's Island. I would love to see a side by side... Your blog is amazing.

leo said...

i love tom sawyer island!