Old Goldrush Junction Video (Dollywood)

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First it was Goldrush Junction then Silver Dollar City then Dollywood....thought it was neat to see..posted from growing up in East Tennessee FB group
Opened as Rebel Railroad in 1961
Art Model(Cleveland Browns owner) bought it in 1970 and renamed it Goldrush Junction.
It was sold in 76 and in 1977 renamed Silver Dollar City.
In 1986 Dolly Parton bought an interest in the park and part of the deal was a name change to Dollywood.
 
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Opened as Rebel Railroad in 1961
Art Model(Cleveland Browns owner) bought it in 1970 and renamed it Goldrush Junction.
It was sold in 76 and in 1977 renamed Silver Dollar City.
In 1986 Dolly Parton bought an interested in the park and part of the deal was a name change to Dollywood.
Whats the connection with Tennessee and the Cleveland Browns?
 
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Opened as Rebel Railroad in 1961
Art Model(Cleveland Browns owner) bought it in 1970 and renamed it Goldrush Junction.
It was sold in 76 and in 1977 renamed Silver Dollar City.
In 1986 Dolly Parton bought an interested in the park and part of the deal was a name change to Dollywood.
Had no idea about Art Modell and Goldrush Junction
 
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I used to go to SDC as a kid and remember when it changed to Dollywood. I seem to remember a train you could ride around the park and they would do a “train robbery” thing. Ride up on horses, stop the train, board it and everything. I think I cried thinking it was real.
 

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