Thursday, December 29, 2016
It's time to delve into a very nice batch circa 1957 - (but not 1957) - once again! It's all very confusing. Some of the slides have the hand-written date of "1957" on them, but one of them shows the Phantom Boats, which weren't around in 1957. SO.... *ahem*. Make of it what you will. Also, if you remember the cool kid to the right, he isn't wearing his sport coat here, so the family must have visited the park twice.
Anyway, I love this first photo. That clear blue sky is somethin' else! Our two heroes pose with the Old Mill in the background. To the left we can see the white rail fence, which evokes Southern plantations. A Keel Boat and yellow passenger car from the Disneyland Railroad can also be seen.
Next is this nice shot of an Indian War Canoe gliding past; there aren't many people paddling! Give those cast members a break. One of the streams that gushes from a spring at the top of that hill on Tom Sawyer Island rushes down into the river.