Friday, December 27, 2013
Boy-oh-boy, I'm not sure what was going on in this 1962 photo, but if you look in the background (in the lower right, for instance), the park was very busy! With the bunting on the Mark Twain, I think it would be safe to say that these pictures were actually taken sometime around July.
Zooming in a bit, we can see the construction walls used for the earliest days of New Orleans Square activity; the "Chicken Plantation" was gone, but just beyond that little magnolia tree we can see the windows for the short-lived mini version, where guests could still get their dee-licious fried chicken. PS… posters!
Here's a nice shot of the Twain as it gets underway, on a beautiful sunny day.