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by Grantn
Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Gurnee - Pre-Opening
Replies: 2
Views: 3869

Re: Gurnee - Pre-Opening

jimmy gimbels wrote: Remember the man carving the totem poles? Ah, those were the days.
For some reason I don't remember that. I thought the totems were carved only in Santa Clara and shipped to Gurnee. I don't remember them being carved locally, but I may have missed that.
by Grantn
Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Gurnee - Pre-Opening
Replies: 2
Views: 3869

Gurnee - Pre-Opening

I've been reading through these forums with great interest. I was an original employee at Gurnee. I started 3-4 weeks before the park opened to the public. A friend on mine got a job in the services part of the park and said they were still looking for craftsman in the theme part of the park. My hob...
by Grantn
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Caricature Drawings
Replies: 2
Views: 5959

Re: Caricature Drawings

(Sorry to revive an ancient thread but thought some might be interested.) I was the Wood Carver's apprentice at Gurnee. I started before the park opened and was there for opening day and through the first summer. One of our caricature artists routinely set up by my wood shop (Wood/tobacco/pottery we...