Now &Then

Thanks to FV fan Greg Francis for his now and then photo magic!


This sign is located where the "Badlands" section of the park once was, which at the time was only accessible by train or stagecoach.
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  This section focuses on a few well known areas of the park and shows you what progress has done. Most of the images for the "Now" were shot on September 23rd, 2000, twenty years after the last week of the park being open. With an old map and some Frontier Village postcards in hand, it's still possible to visit the park today and pinpoint areas visited by thousands of fun seekers many years ago.

Parking for condo dwellers.
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Entrance to fun.
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The big Eucalyptus tree in the middle is gone, but two palm trees on the right are still there.
 
Geez, were the skies prettier back then too?
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New shrub in the lawn. Did I say lawn?
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I don't know about you, but I like this better.

You can still walk down the road bed,
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but it would be more fun to ride.
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A latrine now adds to the park atmosphere.
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No latrine, but lots of water and happy ducks.
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Main Field.
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Main Street.
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Remains of Rainbow Falls. Cement still holds the rocks together.
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Rainbow Falls when you couldn't walk up to it.
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Progress.
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Same spot over 20 years ago.
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And finally, a bit of both Now and Then. "Remembering Frontier Village" founding webmaster Kim Pedersen and historian Elliot Fong hold original letters from Main Gate on top of today's Condo Village sign.
(photo by Kory Pedersen)