Thursday, May 26, 2011

How To Grow Boysenberries

Today, I'm posting a copy of a handout that was sent out with the plants that were ordered from the Knott's Berry Farm Nursery.

The hands in pictures on the front page are Walter Knott's.

The picture on the back has Walter and Russell Knott in the foreground.

The following pictures are other photographs that were taken at the same time as the pictures used in the planting handout above. Walter is in each of the pictures

The next picture is of how the plants look that are being shipped.

The last picture is of Walter standing amongst Raspberry brushes. On the back of this photograph it was written "Latham Raspberries, late summer. We prune these back about 1/3 during the dormant season." The hand writing looked like it could be Walter's. The W in the word "We" looked like the W in Walter's signature.

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Knott's School House

I'm posting a copy of the new School House brochure that was recreated in 2008. The old one was posted on the Vintage Disneyland Tickets blog yesterday. The new one is basically the same just with some new art and photos. The School House was brought to Knott's Berry Farm in 1952.

On June 18, 1960 the Daughters of the American Revolution presented Walter Knott with a bronze plaque at a dedication ceremony honoring the one room School house. The inscribtion on the plaque reads "In recognition of the value to our Nation of the eduacation provided by the one room school house. This plaque is placed on an original one built in 1879, near beloit, Kansas. Dedicated by Hannah Bushrod Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution,June 1940." Below are the program from the dedication ceremony and flyer about the ceremony from about a month later.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Knott's 60th Anniversary Invite

Today, I'm posting a copy of the invitation to the 60th anniversary celebration of Knott's Berry Farm, which was held on June 14, 1980.

The invitation was made in the shape of a diamond. The outside was a gate fold held together with silver foil sticker on which was "The First 60 Years". The back of the outside has a picture of Mr. and Mrs. Knott.

When you open the invitation the inside panel has another silver foil sticker on it and printed on it is "You Are Invited to 1980's Most Fabulous Party" and the Knott's logo. Then, a plastic "Diamond" glued on below the logo, under that is printed "Diamond Jubilee 60th Anniversary 1920-1980".
When you flip up the inside center panel on the back is a picture of the original berry stand and a parchment sheet that was folded and stapled inside print on it is the Knott's "K".

Flip open the parchment sheet to reveal the actual invite information.

Under the invite page is the program for the day, concluding with the 1980 version of the ice show "Those Wonderful Years".