Thursday, June 12, 2014

Random Knott's, 1950's!

Here are two random photos of Knott's Berry Farm from the glorious 1950's (when everything was perfect and nothing bad ever happened).

I like this shot of the original berry stand, or at least a recreation of it. In the earliest days, Walter Knott and family sold boysenberries and other produce at their roadside stand. Eventually, Cordelia Knott started serving wildly popular chicken dinners; so popular that the wait to get in could be over 3 hours! Walter started building his Ghost Town as a way to keep customers entertained, which was pretty cool.

Inside the Saloon, two of the regular street characters that populated the Ghost Town. The old fella looks like a retired sheriff… a little slow on the draw, these days. But darn it, he still wants his town to be orderly! The lady (seen in another photo here) appears to be of considerable social standing, though I'll bet she's not above a bit of wicked gossip. 

These folks have been gone for many many years, but don't you wish you could hear some of their stories?

1 comment:

Connie Moreno said...

Neat post! Yes, I agree, it would be great to hear some of their stories about working at "the Farm". As a kid, I remember a recreation of the berry stand. They sold berry juice for a while and then a few years later it just stood empty until finally it was gone forever.