Show Me State is a public radio series about Missouri. They’ve done a couple of really cool episodes lately. This is one is about Walt Disney’s “hometown” Marceline, Missouri. I’ve added notes about the main points of the radio show.
Marceline, Missouri heavily influenced Disney both in Parks and movies.
Kaye Malins, head of museum
Co-author of Walt Disney’s Missouri: The Roots of a Creative Genius, Dan Viets
Agricultural museum show kids what turn of the century farms were like
Newish town – Marceline was about 20 years old – when Walt first arrived
Pop caps at 4,000
To Walt the most important thing was dreaming tree
Walt’s speech in Marceline is recorded – talks about how Roy was always looking out for him, making sure he had money, Roy was a financial genius
Walt had many projects going
“I feel sorry for people who’ve lived in cities all their life and don’t have a little hometown.”
Asked Walt if they could name the pool for him. He wrote right back and wanted to know if he could bring Roy. Took him to his dreaming tree.
Walt asked his friend to buy the former Disney farm. He planed to re-create his version of Marceline IN Marceline.
Plan never made it past drawings and mock ups.
Roy asked to do Florida project, he would finish, but couldn’t do Marceline. His health was gone.
10 Overnight rooms
“Good job, Kay.”
Dan Viets has recording of Disney’s speech
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