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Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round

 
 
Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2012
1. Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round Marker
Inscription.  
75 Years Ago
Walt Disney made Snow White & The 7 Dwarfs.
Emelia Erhart disappeared flying around the world.
The Golden Gate Bridge opened.
The Hindenburg crashed.
Franklin Roosevelt was President.
Shirley Temple inaugurated the first LA trolley.
The first Flying Car actually flew.
The average wage was 85¢ per hour.
Gasoline cost 10¢ a gallon.
This 1926 Carousel came to Griffith Park and you could ride it for only 5¢.
It is now the only 4-abreast Spillman carousel in existence.
 
Erected 2012.
 
Location. 34° 7.962′ N, 118° 17.017′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Crystal Springs Drive south of Griffith Park Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles CA 90027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Adobe of the Rancho Los Feliz (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Old Los Angeles Zoo (approx. ¼ mile away); Special Delivery
Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 28, 2018
2. Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round
(approx. 1.1 miles away); The Greek Theatre (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ennis House (approx. 1.3 miles away); William Mulholland (approx. 1.3 miles away); James Dean (approx. 1.4 miles away); Glendale Station Clock (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Additional keywords. Disneyland, Walt Disney
 
Categories. EntertainmentParks & Recreational Areas
 
Merry-Go-Round Display image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 28, 2018
3. Merry-Go-Round Display
Top photo: Diane and Sharon Disney ride while their dad Walt dreams of Disneyland. Bottom photo: Walt's daughter, Diane Disney Miller sits with carousel partner Rosemary West, left, on the bench where her Dad sat and dreamed of Disneyland.
Merry-Go-Round Park Bench image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 20, 2018
4. Merry-Go-Round Park Bench
Marker text: “The actual park bench from the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round in Los Angeles, where Walt Disney first dreamed of Disneyland.” This display is inside the lobby of Disneyland's Great Moments With Mr Lincoln.
Walt Disney’s Dream image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 20, 2018
5. Walt Disney’s Dream
“It it came about when my daughters were very young and Saturday was always Daddy's day... So we'd start out and try to go someplace... I'd take them to the merry-go-round and I took them different places and as I'd sit while they rode the merry-go-round — sit on a bench, you know, eating peanuts — I felt that there should be something built, some kind of amusement enterprise, where the parents and the children could have fun together. So that's how Disneyland started."
Disneyland Dedication image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 20, 2018
6. Disneyland Dedication
“To all who come to this happy place: Welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past — and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams and the hard facts that have created America — with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.” Walt Disney, July 17, 1955
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Last updated on July 29, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 22, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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