Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Freedomland, June 1960 - Part Four

Here are three more from Freedomland! All of today's images were taken from Freedomland's equivalent of the Skyway - the "Tucson Mining Company Ore Buckets".

First up is a neat look at the Ernest S. Marsh as it waits at the "San Francisco" area's Santa Fe Railroad Station. The wooded area to the right is probably part of the "Northwest Fur Trappers" river ride; the store fronts in "San Francisco" are not very convincing... it makes you appreciate the endless detail found in Disneyland's Main street.


Judging by the log structures and the (un)covered wagons, this was part of "The Great Plains". I'm assuming that the crowd of people is the chow line (or the bathroom!). You could take your hamburger and eat it on a luxurious wooden bench, or in an open wagon. Good luck finding a shady spot, the trees have not had time to fill out.


The Stagecoach looks great, although it is a bit strange to see it crossing a large paved area. Someone has left a ladder leaning against that steel tower, let's climb to the top! There's nothing stopping us.


I have one more group from this lot... but there will be more Freedomland to come!

5 comments:

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Freedomland ROCKS! Hey, at first glance the train photo looked like Disneyland, they even named they're train the "Ernest S. Marsh" too ;-}~

The Stagecoach on pavement looks like a rough ride on wooden wheels - the Skyway tower does detract from the authenticity as well - even if its for Ore Buckets!

Thanks for the trip to Freedomland.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

I am loving the Santa Fe Train. Very Cool!

outsidetheberm said...

Great slides. It seems the hardest views to get are from the Civil War Correspondent's Wagon. Have you seen much from this attraction?

We have some 16mm footage of it but it's woefully brief.

Chiana_Chat said...

I've never seen much of these areas! Neato. :)

Nancy said...

these are great. a simple place but seems like lots of folks are enjoying the day!

very pretty train cars, like the yellow :-)