Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Say, I'll bet you've never seen a picture of the Mark Twain before! In fact, I'll bet a million dollars.
Today I have two images from faded slides from 1963. This first one is pretty nice - for some reason this isn't an angle that we see very often, even though the steamboat is resting at the dock, while people mill around looking for a seat (or place to stand). Look at the size of that headlamp (or whatever it's called)... that thing is huge.
And there it goes, on its way around the Rivers of America. The top 2 levels are packed! The bottom level, not so much (except for the bow). Notice the blue/green construction walls to the left. The Haunted Mansion was built only months before this photo was taken, but (as you know) the ride itself would not open for many years.