New from Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series is Knott’s Berry Farm: The Early Years. Local author, Jay Jennings, has spent the last 25 years researching the history of Southern California amusement parks, with an emphasis on Knott’s Berry Farm. This book documents the early history of Knott’s Berry Farm, featuring over 200 rarely seen images.
Before there was a Disneyland, there was Knott’s Berry Farm. It started out in the early 1920s as a small, roadside berry stand in Buena Park, California, and grew over the next 60 years into one of the most popular amusement parks in the world. Its founder, Walter Knott, along with his wife and family, knew no boundaries when it came to expanding his small berry market and tearoom into the world-famous Chicken Dinner Restaurant and later adding his ultimate achievement, Ghost Town.
Highlights of Knott’s Berry Farm: The Early Years:
• Discover the long, rich history of California’s first amusement park
• Learn more about Knott’s Berry Farm founder, Walter Knott, and his humble beginnings
Meet the author:
August 29th at 12pm
Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant
Knott's Berry Farms
8039 Beach Boulevard.
Buena Park, CA USA 90620
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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