Saturday, January 10, 2015
Today's photos are from Frontier Town, located near Ocean City, Maryland (circa 1960). I've shared some photos of this little western town before… take a look HERE if you are interested; you'll find out a bit more about the place, too.
These were in rough shape… just generally dirty, and some looked like they might have mold on them. I'm not sure it was worth the time I spent trying to clean them up, but it's too late now! Here's the entrance marquee, which is pretty modest, though I like the realistic cowboy and horse.
Here's a stretch of town that includes the jail (where you could take hilarious pictures of your loved ones behind bars); the blacksmith - I think you can just see the smith at his forge in the shadows ("The Forge in the Shadows", hey, that's going to be the title of my new fantasy novel about dragons and trolls and junk); and to our right, the dreaded dentist, displaying a giant tooth, which just makes me think about extractions without novocaine. OUCH.
This large town square looks just perfect for gun fights, fist fights, stunt shows, hangings, and dance-offs. Oh, it's ON! Or you can just go to the chapel if you don't like to dance.
If you want to catch the next stage out of town, you need to come to Cactus Canyon. While you're there, why not take a photo with Pecos Bill? He's mighty neighborly. In the distance you can see a conestoga wagon, and what appears to be a train depot. There was a little train at Frontier Town, so that must be what we're looking at.
The last two pictures are of the stage coach. I always love a good stage coach! The other photos have shown a landscape that was rather flat and featureless, so I appreciate the effort that they went to to pile up dirt into some miniature mountains (you might call them "hills"). Let the weeds grow on them, and voila! Those cacti are interesting. If you look to the right, you can see a second stage coach in the distance.
Either this coach has stopped for a photo, or maybe the driver would occasionally halt to point out something interesting nearby. Whatever that might be, we sure can't see it.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit to Frontier Town!