|Santa's Workshop at the North Pole, 1957, New York State|
|The North Pole, New York State, 1957|
|Santa's Workshop at The North Pole, NY, 1957. Dad, me and Grandma Gochenour|
"Once we took Nancy to the North Pole to see Santa's Workshop.
|Here I am at the North Pole. I remember there were goats|
that followed me, chewing on my jacket, and I was scared of them.
|Frontier Town, New York State, 1957|
|I'm in jail at Frontier Town, 1957|
|And Mom in the pillory while Grandma Gochenour stands by. Frontier Town 1957.|
|Frontier Town, 1957|
"I always had a fishing pole along, and if we found a cabin by a lake or river I would spend the evening fishing. On some of our trips we went to Whiteface Mountain, Fort Ticonderoga, and the Au Sable Chasm, and took the ferry to Burlington, Vermont. While in Vermont we drove through the Green Mountains, then traveled the Taconic Trail.
|Au Sable Caverns 1957|
|Howe Caverns 1957|
I was only five years old but I remember this cabin. It was a lovely
retreat at the end of a busy day of sightseeing.
|Dad preparing fish on our family vacation in 1957|
|That's Mom and Me on the right at the foot of Paul Bunyan|
the Enchanted Forest 1957
|At The Enchanted Forest with Mom and Grandma Gochenour|
|The Enchanted Forest, 1957, talking to the Pumpkin Eater's wife|
|The Enchanted Forest apparently had an ark|
|At the Land of Make Believe 1957|
|The Land of Make Believe, 1957. Dad, me and Grandma Gochenour|
|The Land of Make Believe, 1957|
Learn more about these attractions:
The North Pole, NY Santa's Workshop was the first theme park and featured the first petting zoo in America.
Frontier Town in North Hudson, NY 1952-1999, Story Town which opened in 1954, The Land of Make Believe, and Santa's Workshop were all in the Adirondacks. Here is a brochure for the theme parks:
The Land of Make Believe, Upper Jay, NY, 1954-1979, which sadly was flooded out:
The Enchanted Forest opened in 1956: