Silver Dollar City turns 50, a look at its history

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The Herschends were looking for a scenic spot in which to retire and enjoy nature when they stumbled upon the Ozarks and fell in love with the area around Branson. It was 1948, and electricity was just beginning to make its way into the rural hills. Silver Dollar City opened in 1960.

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