In a place that's built entirely upon the workings of one man's creative mind, it would seem that everything behind Disneyland is a figment of his imagination. But, even Disney works a bit of reality into the Fantasyland.
Surely anyone can place the figures who inspired Disneyland's Indiana Jones Adventure or Tarzan's Treehouse attractions, their fictional names burned into our brains by pop culture. The identities behind Fowler's Harbor or Laffite's Silver Shop, on the other hand, might not ring any bells.
They may not be as prominent as Dumbo or Pinocchio, but they were real boys.
The folks who built Disneyland are pretty sneaky -- hidden Mickeys anyone? -- peppering in names of real-life figures among the animated ones. So, who's who?
Author Chris Strodder identifies these figures in the latest edition of "The Disneyland Encyclopedia." Some you'll definitely recognize (at least, we hope you know who Abe Lincoln is!) and others you might have to Google. And, bonus points for remembering some of these vintage spots. Can you think of any other Disney attractions with roots in reality?
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Marie Antoinette, French Queen
Namesake: Mlle. Antoinette's Parfumerie in New Orleans Square
Davy Crockett, Frontier Hero
Namesakes: Davy Crockett Arcade, Davy Crockett Frontier Museum, Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes, Davy Crockett's Pioneer Mercantile
Don DeFore, Film And TV Actor
Namesake: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_DeFore" target="_hplink">Don DeFore</a>'s Silver Banjo Barbecue, <a href="http://www.yesterland.com/silverbanjo.html" target="_hplink">now River Belle Terrace</a>.
Mike Fink, Pre-Civil War Keelboat Brawler
Namesake: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Fink" target="_hplink">Mike Fink</a> Keel Boats. The Disneyland version was closed in 1997, but an <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Fink_Keel_Boats" target="_hplink">identical ride still exists in Disneyland Paris</a>.
Joe Fowler, Admiral And Disney Legend
Namesake: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Fowler" target="_hplink">Fowler</a>'s Harbor, aka Fowler's Landing, <a href="http://findingmickey.squarespace.com/disneyland-facts/frontierland/3148402" target="_hplink">part of the Rivers of America</a>
George Keller, Circus Entertainer
Namesake, Keller's Jungle Killers, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_former_Disneyland_attractions#Mickey.27s_Toontown" target="_hplink">which ran from 1955-1956</a>
Jean Laffite, 19th Century Pirate
Namesake: Laffite's Silver Shop, <a href="http://longforgottenhauntedmansion.blogspot.com/2010/09/jean-lafitte-and-mega-theme-temptation.html" target="_hplink">once located in New Orleans Square</a>, a nod to <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Lafitte" target="_hplink">one of his pirating bases</a>
Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President
Namesake: Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln on Main Street U.S.A
Jimmy Starr, Movie Publicist
Namesake: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Starr" target="_hplink">Jimmy Starr</a>'s Show Business Souvenirs, <a href="http://matterhorn1959.blogspot.com/2011/10/souvenir-friday-jimmy-starr-memos.html" target="_hplink">once located next to the Disneyland Opera House</a> (pictured)
Mark Twain, American Author
Namesake: Mark Twain Riverboat
Linus Yale And Henry Towne, Inventors And Lock Manufacturers
Namesake:<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linus_Yale,_Jr." target="_hplink"> Yale</a> & <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_R._Towne" target="_hplink">Towne</a> Lock Shop, which <a href="http://matterhorn1959.blogspot.com/2007/01/yale-lock-shop-main-street-1960s.html" target="_hplink">sat on Main Street U.S.A</a> and sold <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Very-Rare-Vintage-Disneyland-Yale-Lock-Shop-Key-w-Disneyland-Yale-Logo-/380458946976" target="_hplink">cool souvenir keys</a>