January 15, 2013

Wallace & Ladmo

A little while back Scott and I were in downtown Phoenix and decided to finally check out the Wallace & Ladmo mural up close. For those of you who don't know, Wallace & Ladmo was a children's television show based out of Arizona that ran from 1954 to 1989. From what I know, the show was taped in the very building that the mural resides on. I personally don't have any memories of the show, but think it's so neat that a mural in honor of such a well-loved, local show exists today!

After spending a little time reading up on Wallace & Ladmo, I seemed to fall into a black hole that is "Weird Arizona." I already knew about a few unique and strange things in our state, like the Family Fun World that never was, and Legend City (an old amusement park that closed up in the 80's), but was also surprised to learn about the handful of other amusement parks that either closed or never made it to opening day. Oh, and the abandoned domes outside of Casa Grande (these ones). I would be curious to hear if any of you have ever checked these out? I've read that they are pretty easy to get to, but since they are on private property you are technically trespassing. Anyone, anyone?

Outfit details:
Scarf: Gap
Sweater: Madewell
Jeans: Levi's
Purse: Coach
Watch: Fossil
Moccasins: Minnetonka Moccasins

Does your town have any long lost and forgotten amusement parks or other neat attractions? If so, have you ever check them out? I would love to hear about your experiences and see photos if you have them! I'm totally into the idea of exploring abandoned spaces and places and would really like to check out more of these forgotten places in my area in this year.

-Chelsea xo

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