Tuesday, February 10, 2015
The first photo in today's post is an interesting/unusual view from 1960, showing the Columbia sailing ship apparently moored next to the fishing dock at Tom Sawyer Island. I wonder why? You can see ropes securing it to the shore to our left, as well as another rope heading towards the opposite shore on our right (which would seem to indicate that the Mark Twain wasn't in operation at this time).
While these slides are date-stamped "July 1960", they could (of course) have actually been taken months before. Could both of these big boats that shared the Rivers of America been temporarily out of commission due to the impending opening of the "Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland", which opened in May of 1960?
Here's a boring picture of the Matterhorn!