Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tom Sawyer's Island

Since Tom Sawyer's Island is turning 54 this year (!), I thought I would note a few facts:

On opening day, Walt Disney and two children from Hannibal, Missouri, (Chris Winkler and Perva Lou Smith) portraying Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher took the first raft over to the island. The Governor of Missouri that year also issued a proclamation that officially annexed the Island to the state of Missouri.

So Happy Birthday and too bad about those pesky pirates!


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