Saturday, August 24, 2013
Knott's Blowout: The 1960's
It's been awhile since I've posted any Knott's Berry Farm photos, so today's post will rectify that in a big way. First up is a batch of February 1964 images featuring the Calico Mine Train attraction (which opened in 1960) and the Calico Railroad (1952).
Two of the stagecoach attraction:
Transitioning into the next group of images, this shot is from one year later, March 1965:
The Mine Train attraction and the Calico Train are probably some of the more photographed areas of the park:
Old MacDonald's Farm. Can I get an "EE-I-EE-I-O"? In 1978, this area was replaced with Montezooma's Revenge.
Moving on to June 23, 1968, we see Boot Hill Cemetery, which is reminiscent of the cemetery behind Fort Wilderness at Disneyland:
Zooming in to see the Native American tableau in the background:
I get sick when I see this contemporary shot from 2010. This is not a good example of "new" and "old" co-habitating.
The Wagon Camp:
A Logging Wheel (just what every amusement park needs).
The Candy Parlour:
The Church of Reflections:
A view of the church from my 2010 visit:
A faithful re-creation of "The Jersey Lilly," which was Judge Roy Bean's Saloon in Langtry, Texas:
How it looked during my 2010 visit:
The Grist Mill:
The Sheriff poses with guests:
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