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Richard Eugene Bare

born Jan 16, 1926 in Cleveland OH

died Jan 17, 1955 in Spokane WA

My father attended High School in Cleveland, Ohio until his family (mother and father as he was an only child) moved to the San Francisco bay area in California around 1940.  They wanted to give my father a chance for a better education at Stanford University.  He joined the Navy for a tour of duty in Korea, then returned to a Mechanical Design Engineering program at Stanford University where he graduated with honors some years later.
He was immediately hired by Westinghouse and then by Kaiser Aluminum, at least I believe that's how the story goes.  One of the projects he worked on was the the design of the first nuclear submarine The Nautilus.  I also remember, which of course meant more to me as an infant, that he had one of the first slinkys that he had brought home from work!
One day in 1954 he was asked by his company  to help design a rocket ship that was to be built for a "kid's playground" that Walt Disney was building over in the orange groves south of LA. 

The rest as they say is history.....the result was the TWA Rocket at the original Tomorrowland when Disneyland opened in 1955.  I am not sure what he did on the design and have contacted Disney archives to find out but I have not found any further evidence.  I do know that the WED team often recruited Stanford grads to help on projects so I think its certainly possible.  If anyone has any information about this, please email mjbare@prodigy.net.  Thanks!  (anyone know how to contact John Hench??)

Sadly for my young mother, myself and my 6 month old sister, in 1955 my father was killed in an accident at the Kaiser Alumium plant in Spokane, WA, the day after celebrating his 29th birthday.

 

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this is a TWA certificate from early Disneyland showing a depiction of the rocket from the original Tomorrowland in 1955