Sunday, November 11, 2012
I recently found a few rare Freedomland slides (circa July 1960, shortly after it opened)... they are nothing spectacular, but it's always nice to see pictures of this park that was only around for four years.
The "Little Old New York" (it's old AND new!) section of Freedomland was a sort more "citified" Main Street. There's even a Macy's! I wonder if they had women who spritzed you with perfume when you walked in. Notice the tracks for the horse-drawn streetcar.
Just as the Mark Twain was a popular photo subject at Disneyland, the two 400-passenger, 110-ft sternwheel steamboats ate up more than their share of film. This one is "The American".
And here is "The Canadian", eh?
There it goes...
And then there's this last one, which is a mystery to me. There appears to be a puppet show of some kind, with sacks of grain (?) and plenty of casks and barrels, which leads me to believe that this has something to do with the Schaefer Brewery. Please chime in if you know for sure!