I made a guest post over the at the Everything Mickey blog. The focus was a families 1959 trip to Disneyland. Even I was surprised at some of the gems in that collection.
As I researched further I realized that the pictures were taken within weeks of the opening of Tomorrowland in 1959. Four rides has just opened, Autopia, Submarine Voyage, the Matterhorn, and the brand new Monorail. The pictures focus heavily on this area and with pictures of and from the Skyway.
Chicken of the Sea restaurant at Disneyland. Later renamed to Captain Hook’s Galley
These are two pictures in my collection of the Astoria-Megler Ferry and Landing in Oregon. Both are from different photographers and several years apart. Both show a piece of Oregon and Washington history that is missing now. The Astoria-Megler Ferry crossed the mouth of the Columbia River between Astoria Oregon and McGown Washington. After a merger, the north ferry dock was moved to Megler Washington because it was a better port for the ferry. The Ferry ran until the construction of the Astoria-Megler Bridge made it obsolete.
Astoria still exists as a quite popular tourist and supply town for the North West Oregon and South West Washington Coast. But nothing remains of Megler except for the ferry dock pilings and a wide spot in the road where cars waited for the ferry to dock.
Read more about the Astoria-Megler Ferry
Megler Ferry Landing – 1959
Astoria Megler Ferry – 1965
Exterior view of the United States Capitol Building. Look at that parking lot of vintage autos, many of which look pretty dirty like they’ve had a long winter. Slide dates from May 1969.
This is one of the unlabeled slides in my collection. It’s among a collection of stuff from around Mt. Rainier in Washington, but I was not able to find a similar scene that was labeled. If you have an idea of where this might be, please comment below!
An unlabeled slide, of a woman standing by a wooden fence and stone wall beside a pasture of some sort. A vintage vehicle drives in the background.