Sunday, April 22, 2007

300th Post!

What's significant about April 22nd?

In 1509, Henry the eighth ascended the throne of England.

In 1876, the Boston Red Stockings defeated the Philadelphia Athletics 6-5 in the first National League Baseball game.

At high noon, thousands rush to claim land in the "Land Run of 1889".

In 1912, Pravda, the "voice" of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, begins publications in Saint Petersburg.

In 1964, the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair opens for its first season.

In 1970, the First Earth Day is celebrated.

And now in 2007, we at Gorilla Industries are honored to celebrate the 300th post of "Gorillas Don't Blog", bringing joy and happiness to at least eleven people each day. Thanks for your support!

On today's post, I have a group of 4 images from September 1958. First up is a nice shot of Tomorrowland, taken from the Skyway load. There's no Matterhorn yet, but in a mere nine months it would be open for business.

Here we are much closer to Snow Hill. At some point, trails were added to this feature. Just in case your visit to Disneyland didn't involve enough walking! You can see a number of people on the guess is that they climbed it "because it's there". Or maybe for the view.

I love this view of the Jungle Cruise's boats with their colorful striped awnings.

In this closeup, you can see that there is a band hiding behind some broad-leafed plants. Is it the Disneyland Band? If so I've never seen them hanging out around the Jungle Cruise before. Look like they are just about to board a boat. Hmmmm...

This slide was extremely dark, so it looks kind of grainy and odd. But I figured I may as well include it with its siblings.


Tinker Bell said...

Happy 300!!
I'm proud to be one of the lucky 11! Thanks for all you do and keep up the great work! :D

Matterhorn1959 said...

The skyway images are outstanding. Congrats on the 300th post...

dsfdsf said...

Happy 300th! I don't know if I'm 11 or 12 but I just wanted to drop a line to say how much I appreciate this blog. The era/aesthetic of 50's Disneyland is lost in photographs and memories and it's nice to have it see the light of day.

walterworld said...

Guess I'm lucky number 13!

Congrats on your 300th post---

I know how much work it is to keep something like this going on a daily basis. Good job!!!

Those Snow Mountain shots are the best I've seen.

Please keep it going, there are probably more "lurkers" out there!

Daveland said...

Congrats on the 300th, and a nice one at that! Loved the Skyway shots - amazing not to see the Matterhorn along the way. Keep up the great work!

Tannerman said...

Nice job on getting to 300! Thanks for continually posting these photos. They are such a treat.

Hrundi V. Bakshi said...

Congratulations on #300! Count me amongst the Baker's Dozen - (or is that the Dirty Dozen?)that look forward to checking your site every day.

I have a feeling there are a lot more lurkers than posters. I've hipped at least 10 people to your site since I first stumbled across it in January.

Carry on Major.

Adam Hazlett said...

Number 8 checking in to say Congrats!!! Keep up the great posts! Your crack team at Gorilla Industries deserves a raise!

Major Pepperidge said...

Thanks for the nice comments as always!