Monday, October 31, 2011

Knott's Calico Square, October 1964

The relatively small streets of Knott's Berry Farm's Ghost Town eventually led to a large open area near the train depot - Calico Square! It was where it was at, baby. As you can see, the park was packing them in even in October. And this was years before the "Halloween Haunt"! Can you still go up to the top floor of the Calico Saloon and walk out onto the balcony?

One popular attraction was the daily train robbery, which included a thrilling shootout. The bad guy always lost! Luckily, the undertaker was always nearby with his wheel barrow, ready to cart the corpse away. Undertakers have to be tall and thin, it's a little-known law.

Howsabout a better shot of the train?

Oh, and I'd like to wish you all a HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Get lots of candy, stay safe, and have fun.


TokyoMagic! said...

You can no longer go out on the balcony of the Calico Saloon. In fact, I don't ever remember a time when that was allowed, but I've seen plenty of people doing it in vintage pics.

Chuck said...

Happy Hallowe'en everybody! Don't forget to brush your teeth!

The Viewliner Limited said...

Great pics Major. I love me some train pics!

Major Pepperidge said...

TM!, I am not surprised about the balcony... it doesn't look very sturdy, structurally!

Chuck, I just take out my choppers and put 'em in a glass full of water.

Viewliner, I know you like those trains!