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Freedom Land

Freedom Land was a theme park located in the Bronx, New York developed by Cornelius Vanderbilt Wood, sometimes referred to as C. V. Wood.  Wood had previously worked for the Walt Disney organization and helped choose the location of Disneyland in Orange County, California.  At some time he had a falling out with Disney and went on to develop his own amusement parks, of which Freedom Land was one.   It was relatively short lived and only lasted from 1960 to 1964.   You can get more information on Freedom Land at this Wikipedia entry.  Surprisingly there are several videos of Freedom Land available on Youtube.  There are more, but you can see a few at the following links.  Exactly where and how this Gilbert display fits into the park is unclear, but here it is.

Learn more about the Ray Mohrlang Collection 

Freedom Land - Travel Time - 1963  Freedom Land - DVD Promo  Freedom Land - Home Movies - 1962  Freedom Land - History

 

Freedom Land Exhibit Layout
Freedom Land Exhibit Layout Close up

Full View of Freedom Land Exhibit
Full View of Freedom Land Exhibit