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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Pictures from the Past!
« on: November 08, 2018, 08:16:19 AM »
You know where the water wheel is at the AP.  That's the same building, I think they used to have water sluces for that water wheel but I dont think any more.

I believe that water sluce is still there turning that wheel unless they have took it out recently.  Just not everyday it's working.

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Pictures from the Past!
« on: November 07, 2018, 06:37:14 PM »
Is that the spot where the walk way turns right then goes down the steps to the loading station currently?

This guy is standing about midway where you watch the plunge from the platform today, and the mill which was the entrance.   I have another old picture from the internet that shows the entrance to the old Float Trip.   The entrance is right behind the man sitting down.  Sorry about the quality of the picture,  but the answer to your question is no.  The loading today is on the other side of the mill in these pictures.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4820/30817419047_e7734ff2ca_o.jpg

So in other words, this guy and the entrance to the old ride is basically the exit for the current ride

The entrance to the old Float Trip is sealed.....you would go directly into the mill.  Today when you exit, you walk behind the mill along the trail and up on the platform to exit or watch boats go under you.  So yes, today you could pretty much touch people entering the old Float Trip as you exit today.


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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Pictures from the Past!
« on: November 07, 2018, 05:51:32 PM »
Pintrader,  a couple of great pics... thanks
These are great.   

Thank you...glad you like them!

Here is another slide/picture from circa 1970.   Looks like it was took on Main Street with the church to his right.  Don't know this man, but he looks like my kind of guy.  Hamming it up for the camera.....pretty funny.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1902/44811594234_a79e7d6e96_o.jpg

Is that Carrie Nation in the background with the sign?

You have a good eye!  Here are 3 slides/pictures from 1970 of a skit Carrie Nation was doing on Main Street.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1970/44811594124_4f614c084c_o.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1940/44811593534_b647c2d229_o.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1942/31664540988_5e1ba9c7fa_o.jpg


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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Pictures from the Past!
« on: November 07, 2018, 05:40:10 PM »
Here is a photo circa 1968 of the windmill that was located on Main Street.   I will give it the old college try and say the church is located just to the left in this picture.  The building in the back is probably the weaving shop with the second building being the lye soap building (can't really see).  Which is the leather shop and lye soap today.  If I am wrong straighten me out on this.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1979/44643343735_3f6b6066d3_o.jpg

I think you're pretty close.  I suppose the windmill was replaced by the little fire pump tower on Main Street.

Was there a sprinkler on the windmill for the Rainmaker Show; I had thought the sprinkler was in a tree, but the windmill would have been an easier installation.

If I remember correctly the Rainmaker Show was under the Shot Tower, and they had a sprinkling system hooked up at the top like you say.   It seems like the Shot Tower was located where the SDC Volunteer Firemen tower is today on Main Street.

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Pictures from the Past!
« on: November 07, 2018, 03:41:27 PM »
Here is a photo circa 1968 of the windmill that was located on Main Street.   I will give it the old college try and say the church is located just to the left in this picture.  The building in the back is probably the weaving shop with the second building being the lye soap building (can't really see).  Which is the leather shop and lye soap today.  If I am wrong straighten me out on this.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1979/44643343735_3f6b6066d3_o.jpg

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Pictures from the Past!
« on: November 06, 2018, 07:51:33 PM »
Here is another old picture from the internet of The Float Trip.  The walkway above these riders comes from the mill that is still there today, and the mill would be to their left.  The splash down would be just in back of them today. Once the boat stopped people would unload to the left, and new riders would load from the right.  Of course the American Plunge goes in the opposite direction than the Float Trip did.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4825/45707642622_d964879aa0_o.jpg

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Pictures from the Past!
« on: November 06, 2018, 06:58:25 PM »
Is that the spot where the walk way turns right then goes down the steps to the loading station currently?

This guy is standing about midway where you watch the plunge from the platform today, and the mill which was the entrance.   I have another old picture from the internet that shows the entrance to the old Float Trip.   The entrance is right behind the man sitting down.  Sorry about the quality of the picture,  but the answer to your question is no.  The loading today is on the other side of the mill in these pictures.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4820/30817419047_e7734ff2ca_o.jpg

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Pictures from the Past!
« on: November 06, 2018, 08:19:51 AM »
Here is a slide/picture from circa 1970 entering the Float Trip.  Your job was to help find Joe Clark and you would walk up thru the mill (still there) and down to the boats.  I remember the boats being fairly large and being able to hold several people.  The loading area today for American Plunge is in the same location as was the Float Trip.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1941/44811595034_71f1530621_o.jpg

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Pictures from the Past!
« on: November 05, 2018, 09:21:02 AM »
Here is a picture from circa 1969 of some of the great signage that was around the city at that time.  I have no idea where this was located.....maybe someone on here could let us know.


https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1904/44643343795_3f3e6b3a4e_o.jpg

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: November 04, 2018, 09:31:34 AM »
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Outside of the REJOICE sign missing, there was absolutely nothing different looking about the Lost River or Lake Silver area today.  I was out for a while and shot some video footage, but at least at this point it looks like it does every year at this time.

Rib house was also open for business and looking completely normal for this time of year. 

I'd say if it's happening, then they aren't starting for a while yet, and may wait until after the Christmas season.

Maybe you have seen lake silver drained or you were there earlier than me.  They had a large aux pump out in the lake to draw it to inches.  Itís on its way.  Looked like they are going to start chewing at the back end and leave the rib house till after the season.  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155498898586652&set=a.10150599990141652&type=3.   They have also reduced the price or all lucky branded merch 50%. The dog didnít cut the mustar.

They always lower Lake Silver during the Christmas festival.  Those pictures look about right if they didn't lower it much more than that.

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Pictures from the Past!
« on: November 01, 2018, 10:47:50 AM »
Pintrader, are these family photos you're posting?  I wish I had some of them; haven't found anything like them in our family photos yet.

No Gilligan, I went to SDC quite a few times during the 60's and 70's but thought it was a waste of time lugging a camera around.  That was a pretty stupid way of thinking looking back now.  The black and white pictures I purchased a few years ago and just scanned them.   The color ones are slides that I have purchased and made into digital pictures.  I hated to think these old slides might be thrown away, and fans like the ones on this site not ever get to see them.    Fact is I just purchased around 20 or so slides from 1977 of SDC, and should get them digitalized in a couple of weeks.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2019 SDC Refill Tumbler
« on: October 31, 2018, 08:46:09 PM »
We have several of the $1 refill mugs so I do not think I will be buying this, unless they stop honoring the grandfathered mugs.

They have stopped honoring them.  I was told that this summer and actually shown the memo.
We used our Buzz Saw mugs just this past weekend several times, and used them a few weeks ago as well.

I think the question is how are they honoring them.  Are they totally doing away with the grandfathered in mugs and just doing the current year....or are they doing away with the $1.00, $1.50, etc, and just charging current refill price for these mugs?

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Pictures from the Past!
« on: October 31, 2018, 03:26:45 PM »
This picture from 1973 has been posted before but it's been awhile, so here it is again.   This is off 76 and 265 highway going down into SDC.  Don't believe there was even a stop light in those days.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1945/44739835475_d94d89356b_o.jpg

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Pictures from the Past!
« on: October 31, 2018, 03:04:45 PM »
Great photos Pintrader, they take me back to my childhood. It's nice to remember what it looked like when I first started going to SDC in 1968

That's great to hear!  Thank you....glad you enjoy them.

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Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2019 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: October 31, 2018, 08:30:07 AM »
I do know that in the mid 60's before anything was built in that area, the lake was there.  They had a mannequin in a boat fishing that the conductor on the train would shoot at (that's another story).   I don't remember exactly how big the lake was at that time.   It's possible they could have drained, enlarged, and even cemented the bottom. 

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