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May 19, 1907: More than 53,000 people attended the grand opening of the new Electric Park in Kansas City. Walt Disney later credited Electric Park as his inspiration for Disneyland.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.