Dixie Before Disney
Featuring 235 pictures, a nostalgic look at the allure of Southern tourism
Before Walt Disney built his mammoth theme
park, there were the Fairyland Caverns of Rock City Gardens, the glass-bottomed
boats of Silver Springs, and Stuckey's Restaurants around each bend.
From the Smoky Mountains to the Ozarks, from the Florida coast to the
Mississippi gulf, the Southern roadside was a string of attractions--some
based on history, some on pure imagination. Dixie Before Disney
chronicles the wonderful and wacky history of these tourist spots.
Tim Hollis is also the author of Cousin Cliff: 40 Magical Years in Television and of articles in the National Lum & Abner Society's The Jot 'Em Down Journal and the Society of Commercial Archaeologists' News-Journal.