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Fantasy Clock Structure, Storybook Land, Wisconsin Dells

This image shows a different side of the Wisconsin Dells: the children’s playground and amusement park called Storybook Land. The object shown is an animated clock representing the children’s nursery rhyme “Hickory, Dickory, Doc.”

“Plastichrome” by Colourpicture., Boston 15, Mass., U.S.A.

The caption states:

HICKORY, DICKORY, DOCK!

You can bet your life Mr. Mouse is “in the swing” at

S T O R Y B O O K L A N D

on Hwy 12, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

— The clock, having only one hand, is no doubt not intended to keep time, but simply to swing the mouse back and forth while the clock spins the hand around on its face.

Storybook Land is still in operation, and the clock shown above is still on display, though no doubt updated or replaced with a more modern version. The park train now runs directly past the clock, and there are paths in front and on the right, not present in this picture due to the park’s ongoing expansion and updates.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Richardson’s Curios and Cabins, Cooke City, Montana

This image shows the gift shop and likely reception desk for the Richardson’s Cabins, located just outside Yellowstone National Park in Montana.

Intermountain Tourist Supply, Inc., Salt Lake City 1, Utah

The caption states:

RICHARDSON’S CURIOS AND CABINS

COOKE CITY, MONTANA

Indian Jewelry, Montana Moss Agate, On U.S. Highway 12, near northeastern entrance to Yellowstone National Park.

— Cook City is better understood to be a village or settlement, even today, as the population is only a few hundred and the locale is not incorporated as a town or city.

This card likely dates from the 1950s.

Stage Coach Inn, West Yellowstone, Montana

Shown in the image below is a view of the faux-Tudor style Stage Coach Inn, located at the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

Kodachrome Reproduction by Mike Roberts Studios Berkeley 2, Calif.

The caption states:

STAGE COACH INN

WEST YELLOWSTONE, MONTANA

Coffee Shop — Bar — Lounge — Sport Shop. A Summer and Winter Resort Hotel. Big Game Hunting and Winter Sports. “The Trout Fisherman’s Paradise”

— As indicated by the link to the business, this hotel is still in operation at the original site and with the original structure after more than 70 years.

The cars in this image place the card from the 1950s.