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Western Jeep Ride at Santa Claus Land in Indiana

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UPDATE II: Was this called a Western Jeep rid because it used the Western toy Jeeps

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Originally posted in 2013: Dan notes in the comments that this particular ride was ‘made by Vernon L. Spalinger Industries in Spokane WA. It was called the “Western Jeep”.’  These were very common rides at one time. This ride was also known as the Jeep-a-round.

“VERY RARE pamphlet from Santa Claus Land, Indiana. includes map of the grounds and of the state. Lots of pictures, facts, history and information about this amazing 1950s attraction!”

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2 Comments on “Western Jeep Ride at Santa Claus Land in Indiana

  1. Dan H

    .This ride was made by Vernon L. Spalinger Industries in Spokane WA. It was called the “Western Jeep”.

    A lot of different companies made Jeep rides. They were very popular right after the war. Many old rides had their cars removed and replaced with Jeep. This ride is an older ride upgraded with the Jeeps or a whole new machine.

    Here is a link address to see an original ad,

    http://books.google.com/books?id=WEUEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA15&dq=Jeep+train&hl=en&sa=X&ei=NfIKUeaSH4WvigKR84HACQ&ved=0CEQQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=Jeep%20train&f=false

  2. deilers

    Thanks Dan. Based on some of the links you’ve sent me, I plan to do a larger post about jeep rides in general (once I get caught up with completing the site that is).

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