Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Go West Young Man! Ellis, KS to St. Louis, MS

Winding down the road trip as we cross the Midwest through Kansas and Missouri.  We did break up the drive some by visiting Disney-related sites in Kansas City and Marceline, Missouri.

The McConahy Building in Kansas City was the location of Walt Disney's Laugh-O-Grams studio in the early 1920s.  The local non-profit Thank You Walt Disney has been valiantly attempting to restore it for years, but as the photo indicates, it's been a very challenging endeavor.

Also in Missouri is the small town of Marceline, significant as Walt Disney's childhood home and the location of the Walt Disney Hometown Museum.

For more details on these Disney Missouri locations, visit our companion site 2719 Hyperion.

Today's Music:
"Lost Highway" - Johnny Horton
"The Road and the Radio" - Kenny Chesney
"East of the Rockies" - Bobby Darin and Johnny Mercer
"Kansas City" - Charlotte Greenwood
"Kansas City" - Fats Domino
"Meet Me in St. Louis" - Judy Garland.
"St. Louis Blues" - Louis Prima
"You Came a Long Way From St. Louis - Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney

Listen to the entire Boom-Pop! Road Trip playlist on Spotify!
Check out our Disney-related Road Trip posts on 2719 Hyperion.