Friday Find: Opening Day Country Bear Jamboree Poster & Coin
My father-in-law used to work for a large lumber yard that was responsible for providing the wood needed to build Country Bear Jamboree at Disneyland. He was given the following poster and commemorative coin for its opening back in March 1972.
The poster or flyer is fun for a several reasons. One, it features the main band that is known as "The Five Bear Rugs" made up of Zeke (banjo), Ted (cornjug), Fred (mouthharp), Zeb (fiddle) and Tennessee (bass). Two, much beloved Teddi Berra has a prominent placement on the poster. third, there is mention of the now defunct "Magic Kingdom Club"(MKC) on the top of the poster. MKC was created back in 1957 to be marketing tool to help create a loyal membership program that offered discounts and benefits to its members.