Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Freedomland Postcards

Freedomland U.S.A. was a short-lived, U.S. history themed amusement park in the Baychester area in the northeastern part of the borough of The Bronx, New York City. Freedomland opened on June 19, 1960. It closed at the end of the 1964 season when it failed to make a profit ~ (Wikipedia).

GREAT LAKES EXCURSION BOAT - Passengers re-live the glories of a former era when "floating palaces" journeyed throughout the Great Lakes. The sternwheeler takes them past Indian villages and along the Canadian Border.

CHICAGO FIRE HOUSE - As fire bells clang, Freedomland visitors watch volunteer firemen rush to put out the flames of the Great Chicago Fire. The fire engine is an authentic replica of an 1859 hand pumper.

HORSELESS CARRIAGE - Guests drive Freedomland's spirited replicas of 1903 autos. The tour through colonial New England is a family fun outing past rolling landscape and quaint early American settlements.

Editors note: These Freedomland postcards cost 5 cents each at the time and were produced by Hallmark. I love 'em!

5 comments:

Matt Hunter Ross said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing.

The Viewliner Limited said...

They are beauties Matt... and some of my favorite postcards.

Editor said...

how well I remember this place. it was great.

Major Pepperidge said...

Hallmark, another Disneyland sponsor! These are great.

The Viewliner Limited said...

Definitely some of my favorites Major.