Monday, July 4, 2011

Knott's Roaring 20s Airfield 35 Years Ago (Continued)

To continue with the opening of the Roaring 20s Airfield 35 years ago, here is the employee newsletter showing some of the Grand Opening activities.

Now some pictures from the Airfield area. First some pictures of the Sky Jump or parachute ride.

Here's a picture of Gasoline Alley.

Now a shot of the Motorcycle Chase.

Here's the Loop Trainer.

Here's the airplane that was flown in for the Grand Opening then put on display.

Now here's the Pilot's Rec Area.

This last picture is of the winner of some radio contest. Here's PR release that went with the photo:

Mrs. Sofia G. Urias of Los Angeles has won the grand prize--a 1976 Dodge Colt station wagon--as winner of the Knott's Berry Farm-KWKW radio contest.

Loading her with cases of Knott's products are (l) Done Oliphant, grandson of Walter Knott and a general partner and the director of the Food Products Division at Knott's with Dick Burns Sales Manager for Knott's Food Product Division.

Molre than 4,000 entries were received in the promotion which awarded over $11,000 in prizes including radios, television sets, Knott's gift packs and tickets to the worlds third largest amusement park, Knott's Berry Farm.
Those must be the "light" variety of the jams, the way the guys are holding those boxes with just one hand.

1 comment:

  1. That's my mom Sofia. I remember that day. We have A couple of pics. Blanca UriAs Rojas