Monday, May 21, 2012
Knott's Berry Farm, circa 1960... man, I want a time machine so that I can visit Knott's during that era. The Berry Farm was such a labor of love for Walter Knott, who clearly delighted in the man (MANY) whimsical details that gave the park so much genuine charm.
Take a look at this photo of a busy Ghost Town; I wonder how many of those people are waiting for their chicken dinners over at Cordelia's restaurant? My guess is a lot!
The sun is setting quickly... this is January after all, so it might only be 4:30 or so. Notice the guy getting his picture taken with the ol' prospector.
Things were different 52 years ago; I wonder how long this Gold Dust Twins "fun photo" location remained in the park. In a weird way, the non-political correctness of the picture is what makes it so evocative of the era.