Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Canoe and Keelboat, July 1963

Here's bunch of happy kids, members of the YMCA in Crenshaw (that's South Los Angeles for you out-of-towners). Frontierland is quite a place for any child, but it must have been particularly fun for kids from the "inner city". The photo was taken 45 years ago, but I'll bet that a lot of them still remember this day - and this canoe trip - fondly!


From the lower deck of the Mark Twain, we get a nice view of a Keelboat as it circles the river. There's just something about being on a boat! Like the Omnibus on Main Street, the top seats filled up quickly. Who wouldn't want to be up there! Even from this distance I'm sure you could hear Big Thunder Falls splashing from Cascade Peak.

3 comments:

Progressland said...

You wouldn't want to be up there when the boat tips over! OK, I guess you wouldn't want to be in the bottom, either...

Matterhorn1959 said...

That first image is a great piece of Americana with the kids enjoying the canoe!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

I do remember how much fun these rides were. Realy liked the Keel boats. Nice pics Major.