Thursday, November 08, 2012
Here are a few more vintage Knott's Berry Farm images from October 1967!
Old Mac Donald's Farm was the location for a petting zoo and a pool full of seals. I love the whimsical design of the red barn. The place looks pretty deserted on this day; once the kids went back to school, the number of visitors yearning to feed a goat dropped precipitously.
Zooming in a bit, we can see the even more mini-barn that contained "Henny Penny", the miraculous piano-playing hen. For a handful of corn, Henny Penny would play Rachmaninov. Or at least she would peck at two or three keys on the toy piano. The sign above the big barn door advertises the old mule-powered merry-go-round that we've seen here.
I don't remember flamingos ever being at Knott's, and yet here is the photographic evidence.
This is the sunken area where you could pan for real gold... the rough-timbered mine tunnel that you see here is merely a short tunnel that was sort of fun to walk through because it was dark. There were no animatronics or even sound effects. I was scared to go inside when I was a kid!