Sunday, March 09, 2014

Indian Village and Fort, March 1958

Today's pix are nothing very exciting. But they're 56 years old, so there's that.

Like this familiar view of the Indian Village. Just a few months after this picture was taken, a high-rise teepee was built - some 15 stories tall. It was a real tour de force of lodge pole and bison hide construction. There was free parking in the underground garage too.

After our arduous one minute trip across the Rivers of America, it was quite a relief to see the sturdy fort, carved out of the wilderness. This fort was an all-too-rare safe haven in a harsh land full of beauty and dangers.


Nanook said...


You may say: "nothing very exciting", but I say: "Enjoy life, eat out more often-!" Wait - I think I'm a little muddled. What I meant to say was - these are pretty swell views-! And if you squint your eyes, the Indian Village almost looks like a miniature.

Either way me likes 'em-! Thanks, Major.

K. Martinez said...

I like the rock kid and hidden man near "Pirates Den" sign. they almost disappear. Does the sign actually say "Pirates Den and Merry-go-round Rock"?

Chuck said...

Nanook - I had the same reaction - the colors, the angle, the featureless sky, and the healthy plastic shine on the Indians all scream "museum diorama." Actually, that's what I scream, too. It seems to work at thinning out crowds in my immediate vicinity - and I get to meet the nicest court-ordered therapists.

Ken - The sign originally said "Pirate's Dental," but by '58 it had already become quite weathered.

Melissa said...

They had to use all the Captain's Logs to build that fort.

Nanook said...

@ Chuck-

I understand there's "a little purple pill" that takes care of all sorts of delusional behavior. Wait - that pill has something to do with acid reflux. Man, I'm really all bollixed-up here. What is the name of your favorite court-ordered therapist-?

Connie Moreno said...

Man, I love that fort. It kills me that we can't go in there anymore.

Major Pepperidge said...

Nanook, it’s not that they are bad, they’re just not anything that we haven’t seen 1000 times before. But I appreciate the positive feedback!

K. Martinez, I didn’t even notice either of those people. What can I say, I was in a hurry. And it shows.

Chuck, I think we need to address this screaming thing. Sure, it’s fun, but not much good for weddings or funerals. Pirates DO need dental, based on the movies I’ve seen.

Melissa, wah-wahhh!

Nanook, I thought the purple pill was for a special kind of fun for grown ups.

Connie, now that you are a powerful and famous podcaster, you should demand that Disney bring back the fort!

Melissa said...

18th-cenury pirates were the first to have written codes of workers' compensation for job-related injuries, so dental insurance probably would have been the next step. George Washington-style dentures for all!

And Major, you're thinking of the BLUE pill. The PURPLE pill is for heartburn. And really good examples of popular subjects are still good post subjects.

Melissa said...

I think the Indian Village picture is full of interesting stuff as it is, but for anyone who needs more distractions, here you go.

Major Pepperidge said...

Melissa, it looks like a grease fire… they've let their Presto Fry Baby get too hot.