Jane Jetson is depressed and overwhelmed by modern life (1963)
People of the Jetsons universe riding robot horses on a “dude planet” (1963)
Decade by decade, the expanding population has achieved more leisure time, more money to spend, and better travel facilities; and it has sought more and better opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. But the public has also demanded more of other things. In the years following World War II, this process greatly accelerated as an eager Nation, released from wartime restrictions, needed millions of new acres for subdivisions, industrial sites, highways, schools, and airports. The resources for outdoor recreation — shoreline, green acres, open space, and unpolluted waters — diminished in the face of demands for more of everything else.
Jane dances with a robot cowboy at the dude ranch (1963)
Riding a robotic horse on a dude ranch in the 23rd episode of The Jetsons (1963)
But 50 years hence it’s unlikely that any real-life Jane Jetsons will be able to get away from it all at Koch’s version of the Old West. Koch has said that he has no plans to make any of it open to the public.