Amazing how quickly the year flies by. Nora weighed in at 20lb 11oz and measured 30in tall at her 12mo check up today. Her 1yr molars are coming through, so she is not in the best spirits. Nora drinks whole milk now and will be taking her first steps any day.
Here’s a fun, new sound. (Mimicking Pops.)
Oakwood Lakes State Park, Brookings County, SD
Some great lighting in Prospect Heights last night.
The STOL Port: Walt Disney World’s Forgotten Airport
When Walt Disney first envisioned his ambitious Florida project, a mid-sized international airport of the future located at the southern end of the property was to be part of this plan, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the Disney experience from the moment they landed. Even after Walt’s death and the uncertainty that lied ahead for Disney World, executives were insistent on keeping the airport in some way, shape, or form as a means to whisk guests right on property from McCoy Jetport (now Orlando International) and other Florida airports. It would eventually make its debut, much smaller and closer to the Magic Kingdom, in 1971 as the STOL (short take-off and landing) Port. It was served by small commuter airline Shawnee Airlines with daily flights to Orlando, Tampa, Daytona, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach at its peak.
However, the oil embargo of 1973 and the subsequent high fuel prices resulted in the STOL Port closing indefinitely some time in the mid 70s. With the extension of the EPCOT Center monorail line practically next to the STOL Port in 1982, the airfield was now too close to the track to be safely used, officially ending the STOL Port’s career as an airport despite still being legally listed as one up until the late 90s when it was finally removed from the Federal Aviation Administration’s register once and for all.
Today the former STOL Port remains intact and can still be seen from the monorail or World Drive. Nowadays it’s mostly used as either a bus parking/proving ground, storage, and most-recently as a staging ground for New Fantasyland construction.
Johnny Cash at Shea Stadium, 1967
Top: Tommy Davis, Bud Harrelson, and Johnny Cash
Second: June Carter and Johnny Cash
Third: Cash with Marshall Grant and Luther Perkins
Bottom: Johnny Cash and an unidentified Mets fan
Top photo: Sony Music library via Legacy Recordings/fb, h/t Baseball Reliquary
Other photos by Bill Levy via Johnny Cash Info Center
My set from Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
This is a great set.