The purpose of this blog is to share my collection of Knott's memorabila, which mainly consists of printed material. I will occasionally add some photographs, original art, souvenirs and others items that I have collected over the years. Such as the wood type used to make my header, which was used in the Ghost Town Print Shop on the old Washington Press, to print the souvenir newspaper headlines.
I'm posting some slides I came across that are from 1974.
This "Welcome to Ghost Town" sign was on the railing overlooking the Pan for Gold and was located just outside the Farm Market.
Chief Red Feather out on Main Street.
Fiddling Charlie and his wife Mamie.
This picture looks me to have been taken about were the crossing from Fiesta Village into the Boardwalk area is today. The cars in the back ground are probably employees cars. When I started working here in 1974 the Employee Parking Lot was the area behind Calico Mine Ride.
The entrance to the John Wayne Theatre.
The holdup of the Stagecoach took place just before the Stage turned to go East along La Palma Ave.
A sign advertising the "Guided Tours" of Independence Hall. And the next picture is of one of the Tour Guides.
Today I'm posting copies of the entertainment handouts from three of Country Fair events at Knott's. Unlike the "Mardi Gras" event discussed in the previous post this event was very successful and had an 18 year run from 1977 to 1994. And after a 16 year hiatus Knott's has decided to bring it back. The Country Fair will run from April 16 through 24 this year.
The first three images are from the first Country Fair event in 1977.
The next three images are from the second annual event in 1978.
For the next set images we're going to skip ahead a couple of years to 1980, which was the 60th anniversary of Knott's and the fourth annual Country Fair.
That's it for this post, I plan to post more Country Fair materials when I get a chance to scan them in.
Today I'm posting some of the materials from the first (and only) annual "Mardi Gras Madness" at Knott's Berry Farm. The event took place alittle over 35 years ago now, February 25, 27, 28 & 29, 1976.
The first images are of the entertainment/map handout.
The next item is a cardboard button that was given to employees to advertise the event.
The next image is of the souvenir coins that were thrown out from the floats during the "Mardi Gras Promeade". I remember working as a "sweeper" during this time and having to pick up these coins, I have a bag full of these still. This event did not go over very well, hense the fact that it was the first (and only) annual "Mardi Gras Madness". A side note here is that this year's Summer kick-off employee BBQ is themed "Marty Gras", named after the current GM Marty Keithley.