Monday, November 10, 2014
All kinds of things happened in August of 1960. I'm sure that for most of you, that date brings to mind the independence of the Upper Volta from France. Man, that was crazy! Also, Joseph Kittenger parachuted from a balloon from over 19 miles above New Mexico. The newly-renamed Beatles begin playing at the Indra club in Hamburg, Germany. Sputnik 5 is launched with 2 dogs, 40 mice, and other critters; they were safely recovered when the spacecraft landed the next day.
You know what else happened? Some hu-man took today's photos. Let us all have a moment of silence. Here's a nice view of the Horse Drawn Streetcar; I don't have much to say about it, although….
… it might be interesting to compare it to a similar photo I posted a few days ago. Town Square has changed in those four years.
Meanwhile, over in Adventureland, we can hear the calls of Jungle birds and the beat of distant drums as we board our colorful naphtha launch for a journey through the unexplored tropical rain forests of the world.