Thursday, September 12, 2013
I have three unrelated random images for you today!
First up is this nice shot of one of the park exits, circa January 1960. I love that a train is waiting at Main Street Station (beneath a vivid blue sky), and that we can see many wonderful attraction posters lining the wall in front of the Mickey Mouse portrait (which is hidden by those trees). Speaking of Mickey, the mouse himself makes a cameo appearance!
From March 1959 we get a glimpse right up the center of Main Street USA - in the middle of the "wishbone" between the tracks of the Horse Drawn Streetcar. A Surrey and the Fire Truck are headed in our direction, I hope they don't run over the officer walking to the left. Main Street looks so gloriously uncrowded!
This last one is relatively recent - July 1986. Does 27 years ago count as recent? This nice lady's name is Rosemary, and she was at the park as part of a KRLA (channel 5 in Los Angeles) private party. Rosemary is excited to meet one of the original Country Bears - I think this one is Liver Lips McGrowl. I'm trying to ID the location, but there's not much to go on... it's probably somewhere over in Critter Country.