Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Columbia and One Unlucky Settler

A couple of more days of posts from this set of snapshots from 1959. Today features a nice view of the Mighty Columbia coming into the loading dock after the long journey through the Rivers of America. Get ready to go aboard and voyage on the three masted sailing ship.

The second image is of the poor settler who was attacked by Indians. His cabin was set afire and he was shot with arrows. In the 1950s most of the Western lore and films featured Indians who attacked settlers as a villain. Of course, history shows that the settlers were just as likely to be the aggressor and now this space has been re-themed to the cabin of Mike Fink. Mr. Fink is now being visited by Davey Crockett.

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