Thursday, December 26, 2013
Today I have a random assortment of vintage photos from Knott's Berry Farm - "leftuggies" might be a more accurate term for them!
This first slide is dated "March 3, 1958", and it looks like things were pretty chilly that day. Whiskey Bill and Handsome Brady don't seem to mind, but those two street characters are huddled for warmth nearby. No other souls are to be seen!
One might not expect to see seals in a ghost town, but that's what makes Knott's so awesome! Look at those barking fools, they'll do anything for a little piece of fish. I wonder where these guys spent the night. Was there a backstage area where they could sleep in warmth and safety?
No collection of Knott's photos would be complete without at least one shot of the sluice where guests could pan for real gold. The denim-shirted prospector is showing one boy the "color" remaining is his pan, soon to be poured into a little glass vial to take home.