Preserving the history of Knott's Berry Farm

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Preserving the history of Knott's Berry Farm

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Postby Chris Merritt » Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:59 pm

Nope - Gypsy Camp didn't burn down - but Knott's Bear-y Tales caught on fire while under construction (which replaced the upper deck peek ins of Gypsy Camp) - so that may be the confusion!

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Postby Futura Girl » Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:05 pm

this is such wonderful news and i'm you are glad there taking a gander at things.
keep us posted on the tour and everything... i have a real soft spot in my heart for knott's.

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Postby Chris Merritt » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:19 am

Well - great related news! I just got off the phone with Knott's this morning - it looks like we (Paddy Calisto of Angel City Press is my publisher) got the green light to start my Knott's history book! I've been compiling materials on this for well over 10 years - so I'm very excited...

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Postby SpaceAgeCity » Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:00 pm

That IS excellent news! I've been looking forward to that book for years now.

It's been quite a week for Knott's news, hasn't it? Let's review...

Mon: Knott's historical collection officially transfered to the Orange County Archives

Tues: Cordelia Knott's 117th birthday. (I hope you all had fried chicken and boysenberry pie to celebrate.)

Wed: Prospector Day. Jan 24 was long celebrated at KBF as "Prospector Day," which included various festivities and a parade. (I was thinking we could revive this with a modern twist and make it "Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day.")

Thurs: This thread is started on Lotta Livin'

Fri: Tangaroa finally gets the green light on his long-awaited KBF book!

So, what happens tomorrow for an encore?

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Postby nichols » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:24 pm

I found some 1971 Knott's gypsy camp photos over the weekend and wanted to share. Enjoy.

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Postby SpaceAgeCity » Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:19 am

Thanks for the photos!

I think the second photo may be the band, "Hear & Now."

I love how the monkey and his handler have similar expressions!

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Postby Lynxwiler » Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:02 pm

Hey Tangaroa, I understand you've got quite the Knott's collection, but would you be interested in seeing what else might be out there? I can photocopy my little collection and pass the pages to Paddy at Angel City Press. Perhaps there's something there you may want to get scanned for the book.

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