Friday, April 07, 2017
I have more scans of snapshots showing "Bear Country" under construction.
This first one is interesting because the Disneyland Railroad was able to pass right through the middle of the chaos - it's amazing that they were OK with that. Maybe they even thought of it as a kind of attraction, like they did in 1959 - the "Greatest Construction Show on Earth"! Perhaps today they would put up some sort of barriers? Or those painted/printed scrims? A Keelboat is in the foreground - we love ya, little Keelboat.
It would be more fun if I knew what these skeletal structures would eventually become! No such luck. If anybody has an idea, please chime in; we can see the arched front of one building, to our left - that one is fairly distinctive.
You can really see how massive the famous berm is - I would guess that it's around 20 feet high at this point. That's a lot of dirt! Beyond it is acres of parking lot, and the Disneyland Hotel of course.
There are only three more from this bunch!