Monday, November 26, 2012

Knott's Railways

More of my favorite postcards - 1950's postcards from Knott's Berry Farm.

Knott's Berry Farm - Buena Park, Calif - Showing old time locomotive train, which encircles Farm. Wide eyed tourists, by the thousands, throng here daily.

The Ghost Town and Calico Railroad Meeting the Stage Coach --- "As an extra treat during our memorable visit in Ghost Town, we enjoyed a ride on the famous old narrow-gauge Train, formerly noted as the Denver Rio Grande. Talking about excitement - during the trip two hold-up men boarded the train and nearly scared the wits out of the passengers. We also rode in an authentic Stage Coach through the shady grounds surrounding Ghost Town".

The Cable Cars - Knott's Berry Farm, Ghost Town, Calif. - Here the visitors can once again ride the famous San Francisco Cable Cars through the parking lots of Knott's Berry Farm.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and a great Holiday Season. And please do what you can to Support Our Troops. This is the time of year when it is always the toughest for our men and women in the military. Especially the ones so far from home.

Here is my favorite Thanksgiving Day picture again.
Taken by me at The Turkey Farm outside Manti, Utah in 1976.
The noise was unbearable!

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!

Sunday, November 11, 2012