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Announcements / Re: Site Updates
« on: October 18, 2017, 09:39:03 AM »
Hello to all the SDCFans...this is Junior, Too...our site director/administrator has allowed me to post away on The SDCFans FB site, so be looking for many old pictures and memories. I have also promoted the FB page on several other pages I contribute to. Hopefully it will draw new people here. Your input is needed, post on the FB page, too...PLEASE. Thanks and God bless!

SDC Memories/ Park History / Visit the SDCFans FB page!
« on: October 18, 2017, 09:34:29 AM »
Hello, all! I want to encourage you to visit the SDCFans FB page. Our amazing site director has given me a green light to post away there, with photos, memories, and so on. PLEASE contribute as well regarding all things past, present and future for SDC. Your participation is key to keeping this and the FB site in a constant state of progress. God bless!  -JUNIOR, TOO

Branson Talk / Re: Hee Haw Theater
« on: August 30, 2017, 11:50:22 AM »
Since last posting here, several people connected to Hee Haw Theater have passed on. TV show cast members Jim and Jon Hager, Gordy Tapp, and sadly, the theater manager, Tom Lutz, who had a 15 year career in showbiz as an actor on Gunsmoke and Bonanza, a writer for comedy greats Jonathan Winters, Bob Hope, the Smothers Brothers, and a cue card guy and writer on Hee Haw, died. Tom was my boss at the theater for 3 years, and a great guy and an influence in my younger days.After the Hee Haw Theater went bust in October of 83, Tom left showbiz and partnered with some friends and had ownership in a BBQ joint in Fayetteville, AR, he later built or remodeled houses, and drilled oil wells in western Kansas. His marriage fell apart when the Branson theater failed, but he later remarried a nice gal who was at his side when he died at a hospice in Fayetteville early this spring.cannot say enough nice things about him. He started showbiz as a page at the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. He always told great stories back then about his showbiz experiences, like writing with Jack Burns, a comedy legend, working on Bonanza as a supporting actor, and, funny behind the scenes stories about working on the Hee Haw set. Anyway, God rest his soul, condolences to his family and friends.

SDC Memories/ Park History / Re: Silver Dollar City Merchandise
« on: August 16, 2017, 08:33:50 PM »
I think the Sounds of SDC  album was made in 80 or 81. I know I was there on the town square when some of it was recorded...and I know most of the people who performed on it. Fun times!

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: August 16, 2017, 12:58:10 PM »
OK, it is an exciting promises a lot. I want to see it. I want to go to the park and watch people ride it. My one concern is the $26 million price tag...more than double the price of Outlaw Run...whew, hard for an old goat like me to imagine that much money spent on one attraction. But I give the park a big thumbs up and say, Godspeed, SDC! FITH was built for about $1 million in 1973. The diving bell, state of the art for it's day, cost $1.2 million. Convert the 1977 dollars to 2017 levels, my guess that is well below $26 million.OK, I admit,  I have a smile on my face, and I am playing devil's advocate regarding the bucks. It will be a great coaster, I know! Can't wait to see the line for it opening day, lol!!!

Branson Talk / Re: Tabuchi Theater
« on: August 12, 2017, 04:05:40 PM »
Apparently the smoke damage was the bigget part of it. That could mean a full interior remodel.

Construction/Rumors / Re: Future SDC Development Speculation (Long-term)
« on: August 12, 2017, 04:03:30 PM »
Too bad they cannot come up with funds to build a three or four deck parking garage on the main lot...which in my daze working there it was called "C" lot. It is the area from the bus/tram loading area on the upper lot going toward the Hospitality House. If they remodel the front area at the turnstyles, I hope they keep the waterclock.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 99 year lease
« on: August 12, 2017, 03:57:21 PM »
When the Lynch sisters passed, everything they had passed to a church in Branson and the College of the Ozarks.. I swore that the company offered to purchase the property in the 90s, but others here disagreed with me. I don't know the current status. All the power brokers in town know that SDC is a good thing, and I cannot imagine the stake holders would do anything to change what is in place. Why would anyone want to screw things up? However, in every situation there is always at least one guy who wants to throw the monkey wrench in the works. I pray when the issue comes up, cool heads will prevail, and things will continue. Since Hershend development surrounds it all, someone might have to pay the family company to access the island with the cave under it, lol!

Random Talk / Re: Junior, too says "howdy!"
« on: August 12, 2017, 03:46:39 PM »
Please see my post under the Ozarks Hills Press header in the Ozark Marketplace. I am scheduled to be at the State of the Ozarks Festival in Hollister, MO on Sept. 16th from 10am to 7pm to display a portion of my collection of historic Ozarks photos and postcards. The publisher of State of the Ozarks magazine on the Web personally asked me to appear, so it is quite an honor. Hope to see you there!

Ozark Marketplace / Re: There's No Busyness Like School Busyness
« on: August 12, 2017, 03:41:02 PM »
Congrats on the new book!

Ozark Marketplace / Re: OZARKS HILLS PRESS
« on: August 12, 2017, 03:38:24 PM »
Hope to see you there!

Branson Talk / Re: Branson Belle---Poor Service
« on: July 24, 2017, 08:20:53 AM »
Been on the showboat several times over the years and never had bad service. Sorry to hear of this.

Random Talk / Re: Junior, too says "howdy!"
« on: July 24, 2017, 08:16:25 AM »
SDC is a special place. My family first visited about '69 or '70, not long after the Beverly Hillbillies visit. Since then, 5 generations of family have been there. I loved working there, too. Glad I saved all the stuff from the old days to post on social media. Folks seem to enjoy it.

Branson Talk / Re: Tabuchi Theater
« on: July 24, 2017, 08:07:56 AM »
Of course, the rest room thing is just a novelty. I did see the show years ago when he was in the old Ozarks Auto Show building, and it was good. Don't know about it in recent years.

Construction/Rumors / Re: SDC's 2018 Project(s) and Park Developments
« on: July 24, 2017, 07:58:03 AM »
HMMMM...sounds interesting. But we gotta wait for the announcement.

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