When Walt Disney realized cheap tourist traps had surrounded Disneyland in California, he began a nationwide search for enough land to hold every dream he could imagine. What happened next would require a heightened degree of CIA-level secrecy for Disney’s undercover team, which launched a misinformation campaign that included dummy corporations and secret transactions.
However, when a keen-eyed reporter cracked the code, Walt was forced to show his hand. You’ll be amazed to learn not only of the level of subterfuge involved, but also of the monumental innovations and engineering feats required to create a whole new world. Join local author and historian Gary McKechnie for this free program. No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.