Friday, April 30, 2010

The Mark Twain, The Mark Twain, & The Mark Twain

How many photos of the Mark Twain is "too many"? I think I silently answered that question long ago, but that won't stop me from posting three more today.

Early photos like this 1956 view are always fun because Frontierland looks so raw and undeveloped. Those trees on the hills in the distance (part of the berm) are especially scrawny, likely because it was not really visible to guests unless they took one of the river craft.

Now it's 1957, and things still look pretty barren. It's a great photo though!

And finally, in July 1959 you can see that the foliage is considerably more lush. The angle is a bit different here, but that gives us a view of little Frontierland Station and a tiny piece of the Plantation House. The bunting on the Twain is probably there because of all the celebrating that busy summer (with the addition of the Matterhorn, Subs, and so on).


TokyoMagic! said...

Hey, that lady is wearing a dress to run around in on Tom Sawyer Island (second pic)....go figure!

Thufer said...

Its' National Floating Wedding Cake Day ~ Yeaaaaaaaa! Really good photos.

Katella Gate said...

Photos of the Mark Twain (or Mark Thrice in this case) are like chocolate nougats. One or two a day are fine. More than that and you start to feel like you've had enough.

Connie Moreno said...

Oh my gosh! The area by the Mill has changed so much!

Connie Moreno said...

Hey Tokyo...back then, the ladies rarely wore pants!

TokyoMagic! said...

LOL....I know Connie! I was just kidding. My mom was a school teacher back in the day when they were NOT allowed to wear pants!

Chiana_Chat said...

Enjoyed the "time lapse" theme, Maj, good idea! Toss Speedy a banana.

There's something about the first pic that has a sense of "thereness." The ducks, choppy water, imperfect scene... the furthest berms look a bit more like you might see leaving a settlement along a river; trees of "settled" area to left, scragglier logged area ahead outside of the settlement.

2nd pic is a swell view of the Mill. That lady does look like fun is serious business and she means business hehe

3rd pic does show how it's gettin' lusher. :)

Nancy said...

we're traveling thru time...found that pesky thing, eh??

a nice assortment :-)