Category Archives: History

Book Review: Disney World at 50 – Orlando Sentinel

Publisher: Triumph Books Year: 2021 Pages: 176 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-62937-982-1 “Because 50 years later, we’re still Mickey’s neighbors.” Walt Disney World opened in Florida on October 1st of 1971. The Orlando Sentinel newspaper was there to cover the construction, the opening, the first years, … Continue reading

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Mickey Mouse and His Friends LP Record

It’s time for another wonderfully awful compilation of music, jokes, and songs designed for the very young or those who are easily entertained. Behold in all its glory the Mickey Mouse and His Friends LP record: Released in 1968, this … Continue reading

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Disney Doorables Mickey Years of Ears Figures

On a recent trip to the Disney Store within Target I found some unique items for sale. I’ve heard of the Doorables line before but didn’t really know what it was. To date, there are 62 figures to collect across … Continue reading

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Photo Spot: Old Pump with Windsor Royal Crest?

The House of Windsor is the reigning royal house of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Queen Elizabeth II has just passed away leaving King Charles III in her place upon the throne. I found this old pump in the gardens behind a museum in … Continue reading

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Photo Spot: Hampton Court Palace Entrance Pillar

“Experience the public dramas and private lives of Henry VIII, his wives and children in the world of the Tudor court. Admire Henry’s Great Hall and Tudor kitchens. Discover the spectacular baroque palace built for William III and Mary II and explore Hampton Court Palace’s … Continue reading

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Places: Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England. Archaeologists believe that Stonehenge was constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. The site has been legally protected since 1882 but didn’t become an official heritage site until 1986. Stonehenge is not one of the original … Continue reading

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Route 66 Opoly Game by Masterpieces Inc.

Although I collect vintage games, I’m not really a big game player. I love the graphics and game boards. And if the game has interesting game pieces, like Monopoly, then I’m all in! I also collect more modern board games … Continue reading

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Photo Spot: Chain Drive Transmission

Now that should get ‘er done! In the early days of automotive design and fabrication, things were more industrial. How something looked took a back seat to making it work as inexpensively as possible. And so, we have the fully … Continue reading

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Vintage HOLIDAY INN Key on Fob

Kemmons Wilson, a resident of Memphis, Tennessee, was inspired to build a motel after being disappointed by the poor quality of roadside accommodations during a family road trip. Now that might just be the most reactive and extreme thing to do just … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mickey Mouse – My Life in Pictures

Publisher: Disney Press Year: 1997 Pages: 66 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 0-7868-3150-2 “Three thumbs up! Way up!” – The Three Little Pigs This is a cute little book that gives a good primer to any new Disney enthusiasts while also giving quite a few interesting likely … Continue reading

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