Thursday, October 22, 2009

Stagecoach and Exciting Mud, 1957

While I am reporting for jury selection today, you get to do whatever you want! Like view these old pictures from Frontierland, 1957.

Here's a swell picture of the Disneyland Stagecoach, galloping back to civilization after a harrowing trip through the hostile wilderness. Kids got to sit up top; their bodies absorbed arrows in order to protect the adults down below. And it worked great! The door of the coach has been removed to increase visibility, although it looks like some sort of cloth covering could be lowered in the event of one of those sudden prairie downpours. In the background, folks line up for their chance to ride a crunchy mule.


This is 1957, or pre-Nature's Wonderland for those of you with a life. So for now, these mysterious bubbling mud pots are in many glorious shades of brown. There's some yellowish gunk, and some reddish glop, and some blackish-green goop. Yes, there's a brown for everyone. Whatever that means.

6 comments:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Those mysterious bubbling mud pots look like and alien landscape! The StageCoach shot is sweet, are there Six people on the roof? Can you say "top heavy"?

Enjoy your Jury duty, be sure and tell the judge about your blog!

Major Pepperidge said...

Ha, I'm sure that would have worked! "Your honor, I can't serve on this murder trial because many people depend on my blog to get them through their lives!".

TokyoMagic! said...

Hope you didn't get selected....unless you like that sort of thing. Personally, I'd rather be forced to go to California Adventure everyday for 8 hours a day, for two straight weeks....and I don't even like that park!

Chiana_Chat said...

Love the mud! Crunchy mules, prairie downpours, technicolor mud. Awesome Fronteirland pics, they're brimming with life. And mud!

What's this... "life" you allude to? ;)

Good luck on the jury duty Maj!

Nancy said...

two of my favorite words....Rainbow Ridge! :)

Debbie V. said...

I loved riding those mules.