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Title: SDC YouTube video 1960
Post by: How-doFolks on March 10, 2013, 06:03:31 AM
Ok, so i was searching around again & found this. The info says it is from 1960, & it only has 8 views! All the SDC fun starts at the 5:54 mark & lasts till the 8:06 mark. I found 1 more that i will post after ya all enjoy this one, & it has the "green trams" in it. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1twtSnFMRs

By the way, my new avatar is a pic of coming out'a the cave.
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Post by: Junior on March 10, 2013, 07:15:05 AM
GREAT FIND! I think that is the earliest footage of SDC I have ever seen! Thanks for posting.
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Post by: sanddunerider on March 10, 2013, 09:13:41 AM
HOw-do!!  Wow!  nice find.!!!...
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Post by: KBCraig on March 10, 2013, 04:43:40 PM
That's great.

My earliest memories of SDC, it was more developed than that, but not by much!
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Post by: tiffanylynnt on March 11, 2013, 12:24:29 AM
Really cool!
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Post by: DollarCityBoy on March 11, 2013, 10:11:59 AM
Thanks for finding and posting!
Can you imagine having a rope hanging from a tree today??!!! wow!  :o
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Post by: Gilligan on March 11, 2013, 01:58:27 PM
Thanks for finding and posting!
Can you imagine having a rope hanging from a tree today??!!! wow!  :o

Ha! That's what I thought when I saw that rope.  Times have changed!
Title: Re: SDC YouTube video 1960
Post by: Junior on March 11, 2013, 05:14:57 PM
The hangman's rope from a tree...with a citizen to assist you with your home movie or photo, continued until the late '70's, or early, early '80's. My aunt has a super 8 film of me in 1978 at SDC, getting "hung" by the hangman at a tree that was out in front of the rest rooms across from where Fried Fancies is today. I wish I could obtain a copy of that.
Title: Re: SDC YouTube video 1960
Post by: okiebluegrass on March 12, 2013, 10:46:58 AM
This video looks very similiar to a video I have of my mom as a child there.
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Post by: Junior on March 12, 2013, 11:55:46 AM
OKIE: Won't you PLEASE post the video? We'd all love to see it!
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Post by: How-doFolks on March 17, 2013, 09:43:30 AM
Here is the other video, from 1970. The fun starts at the 11:17 mark & ends at the 16:40 mark. It is from the Oklahoma Historical Society, i checked about 100+ of their videos to see if i could find any more. No luck.

Yoy will see the ol' trams right at the beginning, stagecoach rides. And Junior, who is the guy in the red shirt at the 13:40 mark? Enjoy everyone!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZlnQ8l5GjU
Title: Re: SDC YouTube video 1960
Post by: Junior on March 17, 2013, 05:34:49 PM
1970...first year I visited SDC as a kid. This is exactly as I remember it, too! Thanks! :D
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Post by: Gilligan on March 17, 2013, 06:57:27 PM
1970...first year I visited SDC as a kid. This is exactly as I remember it, too! Thanks! :D

I believe that was Shad Heller - Mayor of SDC, right Junior? 
Title: Re: SDC YouTube video 1960
Post by: Junior on March 18, 2013, 09:01:52 AM
Yes...Shad Heller, the good ole mayor of SDC!
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Post by: TinTypeGuy on March 18, 2013, 10:45:41 AM
Wow great videos!  It is amazing how much the City has changed! 
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Post by: tiffanylynnt on March 18, 2013, 12:50:08 PM
It's really cool to see what has changed and what hasn't!
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Post by: KBCraig on March 18, 2013, 06:37:44 PM
That is a great find!

I don't know for sure if my first visit was '70 or '71. I know we went to Eureka Springs in '69, and we had been going to SDC for at least a couple of years before we moved, in '73. It looked just like that, though.

It would have been in a Dodge Dart, too... only white instead of black like that one.  ;)
Title: Re: SDC YouTube video 1960
Post by: okiebluegrass on March 19, 2013, 09:59:16 AM
Here's the story. My grandparents lived in Pittsburg KS most of their lives. When Grandpa passed away, my parents got all his old home videos. They included some from the early 60s at SDC, SOTH and I believe Table Rock Dam. I need to get some decent software on my computer in order to pull down the videos. Any recommendations?
Title: Re: SDC YouTube video 1960
Post by: Junior on March 19, 2013, 04:42:14 PM
Can't give tech advice, but I am looking forward to seeing the vacation films!
Title: Re: SDC YouTube video 1960
Post by: okiebluegrass on February 17, 2014, 07:00:41 AM
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB0oz1vr_dc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB0oz1vr_dc)

finally
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Post by: Junior on February 17, 2014, 11:40:50 AM
Love it! Thanks for posting!
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Post by: How-doFolks on February 18, 2014, 05:43:53 AM
cool, man!! ;D
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Post by: rubedugans on February 18, 2014, 08:29:33 AM
LOVE IT! I really like around 3 min at the Hold up Scene on the train when you can see a car driving by!
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Post by: DollarCityBoy on February 18, 2014, 03:44:09 PM
What a Gem!  ;D
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Post by: okiebluegrass on February 19, 2014, 09:08:45 AM
I actually had to go back and look at that when I was watching it last week. I saw that car, and even pointed it out to my daughter. My grandpa made home movies with that camera until the late 70s. I will see what else I can find.
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Post by: thelarsonsix on March 30, 2014, 07:01:24 PM
LOVE IT! I really like around 3 min at the Hold up Scene on the train when you can see a car driving by!

I just rewatched it and saw that this time. Why is that? When was the train route near a road and what moved? The train or the road?
Title: Re: SDC YouTube video 1960
Post by: Junior on March 30, 2014, 09:23:53 PM
In the early days, the train was a smaller one than the trains used today. It was easier to run the train in the opposite direction on the tracks because of the grade. The robbery skit was initially added so the train could stop and build up steam for the return trip. The road you see is Highway 76. The tracks run pretty much the same route they do today, but the trees were smaller, and underbrush was cut down, and there were no big board fences like there are today, that's why you see the highway so well. Sometime in the 1990's, they actually re-routed a section of Highway 76, moving the road back away from the park a bit from the intersection with Indian Point Road and westward a short distance. By moving the highway, it gave SDC space to put in the back side of Grand Exposition. The old road bed is now an employee parking lot. If you do a Google Maps check, look at that area of the park, and you will notice the old pathway of Highway 76, and the employee parking lot by Red/Gold Hall...you will see what I'm talking about.
Title: Re: SDC YouTube video 1960
Post by: thelarsonsix on March 31, 2014, 05:35:01 PM
Thanks Junior. Makes sense once you look at:

(http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u36/larson_6/sdc_zps01040979.jpg) (http://s164.photobucket.com/user/larson_6/media/sdc_zps01040979.jpg.html)
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Post by: MoOzark on April 08, 2014, 07:49:43 PM
I don't think this is any earlier than 1963. The train was added in 1962 and it did run in the opposite direction. The train depot shown in the film is the earlier one. The swinging bridge was added in 1963 because the parking lot was moved from the square to the area where Christmas Hollow (used to be woodcarvers) and the Flooded Mine is now. SDC was free then. You just walked across the swinging bridge and you were there. There was an admission charge for each ride/attraction but it wasn't much.
Title: Re: SDC YouTube video 1960
Post by: How-doFolks on April 08, 2014, 09:05:55 PM
here is one from 1967, just uploaded back in March, only 34 views.
enjoy!! ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSXMh0IF3RI
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Post by: Junior on April 09, 2014, 04:23:12 PM
Nice video, thanks!
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Post by: okiebluegrass on April 10, 2014, 12:15:36 PM
My mom was born in August 1950, so 63 would be about right. I was guessing she was maybe 11 or 12 in the video so 1963 would be pretty close
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Post by: ahorizon on April 22, 2014, 03:17:59 PM
Thanks for posting those videos. My mom started going as a young girl in the 1970s she loved seeing those. Great finds!
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Post by: Pappy on July 08, 2014, 11:54:35 PM
I like this one. June Ward is in it starting at 14:20.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuDo2hfUPIs
Title: Re: SDC YouTube video 1960
Post by: ThePablotron on August 11, 2014, 05:57:05 PM
Nice find Pappy! It's always really cool seeing older videos of the city.
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Post by: MoOzark on January 31, 2015, 07:34:41 PM
I was browsing YouTube and came across some SDC videos I had never seen before (sorry if anyone else has already posted these). The first one is a real gem. It shows the old depot and train running in the opposite direction. So, it really is from 1962. Notice the train is only pulling one car. There are scene of the "Donkey Pack Train" which is one I had never seen any video of before. As I watched these, I kept expecting to see my 4 year old self in the crowd, but did not. It's almost like looking through a window in time. This is probably the closest we will come to have a time machine to go back to the beginnings of SDC. The video is very clear in all of these compared to some others we have seen.

Ozark Vacation 1962

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B16sV94nmeM


SDC 1962

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epiWpV47Amk

Silver Dollar City in the 1970s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9DoqfmfGOI

Title: Re: SDC YouTube video 1960
Post by: thelarsonsix on February 01, 2015, 02:34:37 PM
I've seen the 1970's one before, but not the other two. Good finds, thanks for sharing!
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Post by: Junior, too! on February 01, 2015, 02:38:32 PM
Fun watching these, thanks.
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Post by: okiebluegrass on June 03, 2015, 09:58:55 PM
Mom was born in 1950. The youngest aunt in 1960. She appears to be pretty young in the video.  Could be 63 probably not much after that