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Walt Disney and Riverfront Square Part 6

Walt Disney and Riverfront Square Part 6

August "Gussie" Busch - mid-1960s--> Walt Disney and Riverfront SquarePart 6  -  Booze, Money and RespectBy Todd James Pierce  One of the best-known stories about Riverfront Square is that it was stopped by booze—a rivalry between August Busch (whose...

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Walt Disney and Riverfront Square – Part 5

Walt Disney and Riverfront Square – Part 5

WED Design of an Early Human Animatronic - mid-1960s Walt Disney and Riverfront SquarePart 5  -  Slow ProgressBy Todd James PierceFor much of 1963, Walt’s designers focused their attention on the New York World’s Fair, where they would create attractions and...

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Walt Disney and Riverfront Square – Part 3

Walt Disney and Riverfront Square – Part 3

--> The Ford Magic Skyway (1964) at the World's Fair, an early version of the PeopleMover transportation system Walt Disney and Riverfront Square Part 3 - St. Louis Goes to Waltby Todd James Pierce In 1964, the Disney Company explained Walt’s interest in St....

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Walt Disney and Riverfront Square – Part 1

Walt Disney and Riverfront Square – Part 1

Mark Twain Steamship - Disneyland - 1955Walt Disney and Riverfront Square Part 1 - Prefaceby Todd James PierceMuch has been made of Walt Disney’s boyhood romance with trains—particularly his experience as a “news butch” on the Missouri Pacific, where he sold soda,...

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Walt Disney and Riverfront Square – Note

Walt Disney and Riverfront Square – Note

City of St. Louis - Riverfront Square "Superblock," Originally Located between Arch and StadiumWalt Disney and Riverfront Square Author’s Note First of all, I should probably answer the question: so where have I been for the past three months?  Well, I’ve been at...

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