New York's newest pleasure park - opened June 18 - claimed as the world's largest family entertainment centre, recreates a lice of 200 years of American history.
GV Railway station
LV Band (Sons of Liberty)
CU Bandsmen march past
SV Horsemen arrive
SV Traper arrives
SV Carriage for children to tour grounds
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GV Indian village
AERIAL SHOT..Pony trail
TRAVEL SHOT..on train
TRAVEL SHOT..approaching station
SV Woman dressed as indian
SV Man dressed as indian, dancing
SV Organ and monkey (last organ grinder, New York)
CU Paddles turn
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SV Paddles turn
SV Showboat away
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Background: New York's newest pleasure park - opened June 18 - claimed as the world's largest family entertainment centre, recreates a lice of 200 years of American history. Set in the shape of the United States in 205 acres in the Bronx the pleasure park, named "Freedomland", took only a year to build - 4, 500 investors poured in 17M dollars in the venture - will have new attractions added each year. Estimated attendance this year: 4,800,000.
Freedomland's 50 "States" include the Santa Fe railroad from the Chicago of 1871 to the San Francisco of 1906 with a replica of the old narrow-gauge Iron Horses of the steam age; horsemen of the Pony Express of the Old Southwest of 1850; Northwest fur trappers, frontier cabins, Indian villages and paddle steamers of the Great Lakes.
Freedom land outdoes any Hollywood collosus: 10,000 trees planted, eight miles of navigable rivers and lakes; 3,000 employees in period dress; eight restaurants - no alcohol served; parking for 8,000 cars; a heliport, plus scenes from the Civil War, the San Francisco 1906 earthquake, the Chicago Great Fire of the 1970's, the Little Old New York o 1850; and a "Satellite City" of the future.