Here we go, this is the first time I've posted a non-Disneyland slide on this blog. My Disneyland slide supply is finite, maybe I have a few months of stuff worth posting - - if I'm lucky! Besides, I loved visiting Knott's Berry Farm as a kid. We lived in Huntington Beach, and while Disneyland was our once-a-year (twice if we were really well behaved) destination, Knott's was the place my mom would frequently take us for a few hours of quality fun. Ride the Log Ride, drink some ice-cold boysenberry juice, watch the corpse in the hearse sit up (and lay right back down), pan for real gold, and maybe run around the pond marvelling at the Woodimals... Knott's was a wonderful playground.
Until I found these slides, I did not know that there had been a trout pond at the old berry farm (I estimate that this photo was taken around 1964).Ya got your cane poles, and probably a corn niblet as bait - - those poor trout didn't have a prayer. Just like at Disneyland, I would imagine that guests had no idea what to do with their trout after they caught them. I love the happy look on the boy's face as he displays his trophy after what was surely a four-hour battle.