Manuscript Vertical Files 

Collection Number: MVF 16-09

Accession Number: 0506-08

Item(s): Postcards: color, picture postcards of scenes from Storybook Land, c. 1956; and a bill of play money from Cowboy Town, c. 1956.


Donor: Chip James

Date Received: October 7, 2005 

Literary Rights Statement: 

Permission to publish from the collection must be obtained from the Irving Archives,
Irving Public Library.


     The file contains five color, picture postcards of scenes from Storybook Land. Storybook Land was a 10-acre theme park of miniature displays based on children’s fairy tales. The file also contains a $100 bill of Cowboy Town currency. Cowboy Town was a theme park based on the American West. Both parks were located just east of the intersection of State Highway 183 and County Line Road. Storybook Land opened in 1956. Cowboy Town opened shortly after Storybook Land. Both were closed by the early 1960s.