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El Dorado

Artist: Gordon Morison

El Dorado

El Dorado is a mythical city of immense wealth with roots going back to Spanish Empire and the colonial conquest of the Western Hemisphere. Initially fueled by stories of ceremonies held by the Muisca people in South America, the myth evolved to later describe Seven Cities of Gold supposedly located among the pueblos of the New Mexico Territory.

Western and cowboy themes remained popular in pinball through the 1970’s, coinciding with their continued popularity in cinema. Once again Morison’s color work stands out, conveying the tones of the southwestern desert in psychedelic splendor.

- Chris Rummell

Donated by: Dan Fontes