Saturday, May 02, 2009

Three From Knott's, 1960

I've got three sorta "ho hum" slides from 1960's Knott's Berry Farm for you today, starting with this nice shot of guests reflected in the mirror-smooth lake. When you flip the image upside-down, you can hardly tell!

If you were in the mood to pan for gold, you were out of luck... looks like this area was closed. A few years ago, you only had to pay two bits to strike it rich; now the price has doubled.

Something tells me that Cordelia Knott (rather than Walter) wanted to put this lovely rose garden in front of the Farm Bakery. To the right would be the Steak House, and out of frame to our left was the Candy Parlor.


Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

"ho hum" bah! These are nice... They show the side of Knott's thats long gone.. Interesting shot of the pan for gold area. Thanks!

Katella Gate said...

Ahhh! The magic of pampas grass. I hope nobody's allergic.

outsidetheberm said...

Ugh, Pampas Grass. Anyone remember how razor sharp those long leaves could be?

To the right of them in your first slide you'll see the side of the Inspiration House building. Nice shots.

Nancy said...

i always wanted to pan for gold...can you still do that there? ive never been to KBF

thanks for nice pictures today :)

SameTime said...

Fun to see the Pan for Gold area with no guests! Don’t you just love all fake “rusticness” of Knotts?