Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Over the years I have gained a much greater appreciation of Main Street U.S.A., compared to when I was a callow youth. And while I still get very excited when I find an especially great slide showing Tomorrowland or Fantasyland, some of my favorite images are the ones that show a bustling, beautiful Main Street in its heyday.
Like this great one! First of all, there's one of the more famous flagpoles in the world (think about it!) with its ornate base - previously a street light in Los Angeles. The middle of Town Square had benches and shady areas to enjoy, along with tidy grass, and (in this case) newly-planted flowers. Notice the old water fountain!
A Horse Drawn Streetcar carries three cast members, including one daredevil who appears to have jumped on while the vehicle was still moving. What a showoff.
I have pointed out how much I like seeing the Santa Fe logo in the park. First of all, it's a great logo! And it harkens back to the days when the Disneyland Railroad was sponsored by that legendary company.
The Mickey Mouse flag is pretty great too.