The Little Shop on Main Street
The History of Ruggles China and Glass Shop
by Dave Mason
About the Book
A 32 page tribute publication on the history of Ruggles China and Glass Shop on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Founded by original lessees, Phil & Sophie Papel, the shop debuted on Disneyland's opening day, July 17, 1955. Includes never-before-published vintage photographs and personal memories of Walt Disney and of the cast members who helped to create this notable success during Disneyland's first decade of operation.
Dave Mason serves as the founder of SaturdaysToys.com. Among the earliest entrepreneurs to make the leap into internet sales, Dave joined a handful of Disney enthusiasts in launching auctions on AuctionWeb (later to be known as eBay). In addition, Dave is honored to serve as the Director of Development with the all-volunteer team of The Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Diseases. He is a founding member of both the Walt Disney Family Museum and a global Disney research organization known as The Hyperion Historical Alliance.