Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Colorado Gold Rush Centennial, July 1959 - Part 2

Here are a few more photos from the Gold Rush Centennial held in downtown Denver in 1959. See the first group of photos here.

The Centennial had a beauty of a stagecoach... was there a company somewhere that manufactured stagecoaches for all of the western-style amusement parks all over the country? Too bad this one sat there as a static display. Look, a Dolly Madison ice cream store; I thought Dolly just made snack cakes for Charlie Brown and his pals. Mmmmm, Zingers!

"Andy Anderson - Gun Smith"! It's the new hit TV series that everyone is talking about. Andy builds and fixes guns while dispensing frontier wisdom from his work bench. Betty White makes a cameo this week as Andy's wacky but lovable Aunt Millie.

Somehow I would expect City Hall to look a bit more grand. Instead it looks like a place you could buy some nightcrawlers (for bait, not to eat). There sure are a lot of people apparently waiting to buy marriage licenses. Meanwhile, remember telephone booths?

Right next door to City Hall is the Livery Stable. Mmmm, livery and onions.

Tommy ruins yet another family portrait. I see military school in his future.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to the Gold Rush Centennial!


Connie Moreno said...

OMG, when I saw that last photo I started laughing so hard, I could barely see! That was me! Not literally, of course, but I used to do the same thing. I HATED having my picture taken so I would make horrible faces and no one would notice (not even the photographer) until the film was developed. I had great timing, LOL.

Matterhorn1959 said...

Wow it is amazing that the frontier town was built in City Center Park....the park is not that big and is now pretty barren.

Vaughn said...

I don't know, but I think that in 1859 that telephone booth would have been a telegraph booth.

Chuck said...

Wait...do you mean to tell me you're NOT supposed to make feces like that when they take your picture?

Chuck said...

Make that "faces."

Why is there never a "delete" function when you need one...?

Major Pepperidge said...

Chuck, you've done it again!! ;-)

Vaughn, Denver was very progressive back in 1859.

Connie, you must have been like my niece; it's impossible to get a nice photo of her these days.

Matterhorn, I'm going to have to Google "City Center Park" and check out how it looks.

Chiana_Chat said...

Mmmm... livery & onions!

LOL ...military school...

Still enjoying the heck out of every post Maj (well I am - you don't see no heck around here now do you?) just for some reason not coming up with much for the post box. Had the Casa de Fritos on the desktop yesterday & the canoe shot today. Enjoying the variety too. Keep posting and smiling regularly Maj because life would lack without either. :)

JG said...

MMMMM. Livery and onions, keeps you stable, fer sure.

Chuck, be careful, you are on the brink. The Major is gonna send us to military school if we don't settle down.

Chiana: Good to "see" you again.

More of the little parks, please Major. I'm working on my pics from Santa's Village. I'll send them on soon.