Thursday, August 01, 2013
Today we'll be looking at more stereo slides (in non-stereo) from the early 70's. I hope you are all wearing your bell bottoms.
Here's a nice shot of a canoe as it passes a little shack on Tom Sawyer Island. Did this shack serve any purpose, or was it just there for atmosphere? Out photographer labeled this slide "Indian War Canoes" - this is a clue! The attraction actually was called the Indian War Canoes until the name was changed to "Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes" in May of 1971. Could that help us narrow down the date? Another photo shows a "GAF picture Trail", and GAF had taken over from Kodak in 1970.
Unfortunately, our photographer was not very reliable with his labels. For instance, this one says "The River Queen Ride". Phooey.
And finally how about a too-dark picture of the Swiss Family Treehouse (or as the label says, "Fancy Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse")? I am happy to report that the rest of the photos in this series (about 10 more) are not dark, and we even get some parking lot views - always popular with the readers!