Sunday, May 15, 2016
Here are two Instamatic slides from 1970 - these are not from the fabled collection given to me by "Mr. X". They're just ordinary old photos!
Here's a pretty shot of the Mark Twain, heading toward the load/unload dock. Cascade Peak can just be seen behind it. Look at how lush the trees are! That one tree on Tom Sawyer Island (is it an oak?) is sticking out so far that it appears as if the steamboat is going to scrape against it, and ruin the paint job from Earl Scheib.
Now we're aboard the Mark Twain, looking back toward parts of New Orleans Square (there's the "Pirates" building with Old Glory on top), Frontierland, including part of Aunt Jemima's Kitchen, which closed that very year to become the Magnolia Tree Terrace (briefly). And right in the middle is Adventureland, including the Swiss Family Treehouse.