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SDC Memories/ Park History / Andy Miller concept art for sale on Ebay
« on: August 16, 2019, 08:23:32 AM »
Check out the Andy Miller concept art for sale on Ebay! These drawings are awesome. I would have loved to ride this ride!

https://ebay.us/cGIfPa

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Thunderation Bump
« on: August 06, 2019, 09:34:10 AM »
I rode Thunderation on Sunday, and one cannot help but notice the VERY rough bump that others have mentioned. Do some of the coaster experts know what's going on? Is that a fixable issue? It needs to be addressed.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Jack and Pete Tell It All
« on: July 23, 2018, 09:38:03 AM »
I was at Dollywood this week and bought a DVD called "Jack and Pete Tell It All". I presume it is the documentary that was shown in Branson earlier this year. It is a fantastic documentary. I highly recommend it to anyone who is as devoted to SDC as we are on this forum. It is money well-spent.

BTW, this was my third visit to Dollywood. I spent my entire time there wishing I was at SDC. It just doesn't have the soul that SDC has, in my opinion.

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Early Marvel Cave picture on Ebay
« on: July 28, 2016, 09:07:52 AM »
Check out this item for sale on Ebay. I have never seen this image before! Too rich for my blood, though.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Women-at-Marvel-Cave-Lynch-Cabin-Branson-Missouri-School-of-the-Ozarks-photos-/222201715881?

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Phone in the General Store
« on: August 07, 2015, 09:47:02 AM »
The phone in the General Store is broken! For as long as I can remember, one could pick up the receiver and hear people on the "party line". It was always one of those must-do things for my kids and me. It was one of those special little details that made SDC unique. I asked the lady in the General Store if it was going to be fixed, and she said she didn't know. If I had to place a bet, I would say that it is gone forever...like the Post Office, Tree House, Tom Sawyer's Landing, et al. Sigh.

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / General Store and Post Office
« on: August 08, 2014, 02:21:49 PM »
I was in the General Store last month, and I asked if you could still get a post card with the SDC postmark. The lady behind the counter told me that the USPS shut down their post office last fall. I hated to hear that. That was one of those little things that made SDC so unique.

On a semi-related note, one of my childhood favorites was always the "party line" phone in the General Store. How exactly does that work? It must be pretty primitive technology, because it has been there for years. However, the audio is crystal clear. Anybody got any insider information on how that phone works?

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Other Parks / Holiday World family dispute
« on: August 07, 2013, 10:37:18 AM »
This post is mainly Holiday World related, but I certainly hope that nothing like this happens to Silver Dollar City in the future! Apparently, the death of a member of the Koch family that owns Holiday world has resulted in a real family spat and problems for the park. I was at Holiday World yesterday, and it appeared to me that things at the park aren't as well maintained as they were in the past.

http://www.courierpress.com/news/2013/mar/26/no-headline---holidayworld/

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Mark Edwards - Log Hewer
« on: July 05, 2013, 09:37:14 AM »
Does anyone know how to get in touch with Mark Edwards? Something tells me he is not online anywhere. I have a log hewing question for him.

While on the topic of Mark, he is one of my favorite aspects of the park. As long as SDC has Mark Edwards, Pam Gresham, and the Homestead Pickers, everything will be OK.  :)

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Anybody left?
« on: February 11, 2013, 09:52:10 AM »
Now that Peter Engler has passed away, are the Herschend brothers the only Branson/SDC "personalities" left from the Beverly Hillbillies episodes that were filmed at the City?

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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Oliver North
« on: November 08, 2012, 12:01:02 PM »
This might need to be flagged as a sticky topic, but am I the only one surprised that Oliver North will be doing a book signing at SDC on Veterans Day weekend? Whether you love him or hate him, there is no doubt that he is a controversial figure. I am surprised that the City would invite controversy like that.

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Branson Talk / Old restaurant at School of the Ozarks
« on: July 18, 2012, 12:28:47 PM »
One of my favorite places to eat breakfast while in Branson used to be the old restaurant at the School of the Ozarks. The food was great AND cheap, plus the wait staff were all college students from every imaginable walk of life.  It was not uncommon for us to eat breakfast here every day of our trip. Unfortunately, when the new Keeter Center was built, the restaurant was closed. Anyone else remember this great little place?

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SDC Memories/ Park History / American Plunge
« on: June 29, 2012, 12:08:05 PM »
I have been lurking on here for a few years now, but rarely post. I am a third generation SDC'er, and my kids are the fourth. My grandparents first brought my mom to SDC in 1960, and my family and I are season pass holders. I've been coming since the days of the Gandy Dancer, waterfall at Grandfather's Mansion, and the Huck Finn's Hideaway little entrance to the toy store (now the wood carving shop). It's a second home for us. We are descendants of the Caseys who built the Casey-McHaffie cabin.

Anyway, here's my question. My handle is "Pudgy Jones". Does anyone else remember this name from the American Plunge? I haven't seen anyone mention it, so I wonder if I am maybe going crazy. It seems like I remember the name from old whirlpool scene.

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Marvel Cave postcard on ebay
« on: June 28, 2012, 09:32:40 AM »
I saw this postcard on ebay today. It is signed by "Genevieve". Could it be Genevieve Lynch? Does anybody know what her signature looks like?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160832716060&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123#ht_1345wt_1059

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SDC Memories/ Park History / Scientific American - 1893
« on: February 14, 2011, 01:23:22 PM »
Hello everybody!

I just bought a very nice copy of the 1893 Scientific American regarding "Marble Cave" on ebay for $10.25. Are these rare? This is the first one I've seen for sale, and I have always wanted one, so I am pretty happy.

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