Undeveloped by modern standards, Sam’s property nevertheless had all the characteristics necessary to become a prosperous theme park…or at least, Sam could build them into it. Served by two automobile bridges and two railroads (the Yazoo and Tupelo (Y&T) and the Chicago, St. Louis, and New Orleans (CS&N)) across the river, Rockville was a farming town ripe for development.
Pledging to preserve the agricultural tradition, Sam at first built the entire project on an elevated shelf, allowing the residents to continue farming below the city and opening up irrational-appearing possibilities in architecture.
Ultimately, in 1962, this plan was abandoned and the rich soil was moved inland. Those who wished to relocate did so to continue farming while the Dude ensured the land’s arability. This left the specially-designed substructure open to more possibilities than ever, as Bop’s environmental and emergency services, culinary, and supply systems began operating underground and never interfering with Parkgoers.