If you read the title of this post and thought “Silver Dollar City,” you were only one-third right. True Dollywood and East Tennessee historians will remember that before Dollywood or even Silver Dollar City came Goldrush Junction. And, while writing this post, I discovered that the attraction originally opened as “Rebel Railroad” in 1961 (Wikipedia: Dollywood).
Why all the nostalgia? While I was cleaning my office this week, I discovered an old brochure from Goldrush Junction. I’ve posted scans on my Flickr account if you would like a closer look:
Photo composite by Michael Wender