Thursday, April 21, 2011
Traveling Thursdays: Knott's Berry Farm, April 1963
This week we'll take a break from my mom's 1955 European excursion and visit Knott's Berry Farm, circa April 1963. This will also serve as an intro for a short series of Disneyland images from the same batch.
Although Knott's doesn't really sing the siren's song for me like Disneyland, I sure do like Ghost Town. These photos show it during its heyday, before the views were tainted by off-the-shelf thrill rides and other distractions. This first shot shows something I've commented on before; it always seemed a little odd that a train just ran right through the middle of the park...no fence, no protection at all. I think people must have been smarter back in the 60's!
I wish this Native American would step aside—he's blocking the signage!
I can only guess that "bonnets" were the issue. Maybe somebody put a few bees in them. Oh, that hurts...
Zooming in closer to The Bird Cage Theatre, I can only make out the word "melodrama" on the marquee at left:
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