Saturday, March 29, 2008

Harold Warp Pioneer Village, 1967

I found these two slides among a bunch of California images, but it's not California at all. Harold Warp Pioneer Village is still located in Minden, Nebraska. It predated Disneyland by two years, I wonder if Walt or his researchers ever went there?

Harold was born in a sod house, but eventually became a plastics tycoon. Hey, me too! Now, I wonder where the heck the entrance is? Why do they make it so difficult to find? Oh for heaven's sake, I give up!

Wikipedia says thus: "The museum... is a complex of 28 buildings on 20 acres with a total collection of over 50,000 items. The museum has large collections of items from 1830 to the present, including frontier buildings, early cars and airplanes, tractors and other farm implements and an art collection." So now you know.

Next time you're passing through Minden, stop in at Pioneer Village and tell them ol' Major Pepperidge said "hello". They'll look at you like you are crazy, and might even call the cops!


Matterhorn1959 said...

I love this place. I have many postcards showing the great variety of displays and other stuff. When I finally make it to the museum I will have to tell them the Major sent me.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

This place sounds fun! 50,000 items, I wanna see a list.... Where IS that entrance, I can't see it.

I want that 69 Buick Electra 225 4-door hardtop (pillar-less)... oh and that 57 Chevy's kinda sweet too!