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Vice President Visits Disneyland

June 15, 2009 |  8:00 am


June 15, 1959, Nixon Photo

June 15, 1959: Vice President Nixon shakes hands with a spaceman at Disneyland, which opened six new attractions, including the Matterhorn, the monorail (capable of 80 mph!) and the submarine rides. Then the family goes to Knott's Berry Farm, where Walter Knott escorts them to a reserved room at the restaurant. No mention of whether they panned for gold!

June 15, 1959, Nixon Visits Disneyland

Hey, it's a Chuck Hillinger byline!


June 15, 1959, Nixon Visits Disneyland

When it opened, the Matterhorn was the tallest structure in Orange County!

June 15, 1959, Nixon Visits Disneyland

Tricia and Julie Nixon cut the ribbon for the monorail!

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