Friday, March 20, 2015
It's time for another dip into a box of slides from July, 1958.
Jeez, did everyone have to take a picture of the Mark Twain? I guess it just goes to show how impressed guests were when they saw the gleaming white, filigreed layer cake floating on the calm water of the Rivers of America.
Zooming in a bit, we can see the lucky few who snagged one of the folding chairs out on the extended bow of the riverboat. I've never managed it, but then again, I kind of like being up high. Notice the goods waiting to be loaded (but never are); bales of cotton, and various casks and crates.
Nearby, on Tom Sawyer Island, there is all kinds of activity going on. To our left, a raft is loading up for its one-minute trip (if that) back to the mainland. Above then you can just see Tom's treehouse.
Again with the zooming?! There's the raft again, and to the right is the dock where folks could catch themselves a real fish. In the distance, the masts of the new Columbia sailing ship.