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Fabulous Farmer, the Story of Walter Knott and His Berry Farm, Holmes, Roger and Paul Bailey
Author Name:    Holmes, Roger and Paul Bailey

Title:   Fabulous Farmer, the Story of Walter Knott and His Berry Farm

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Good+

Edition:   First Edition

Publisher:   Los Angeles, CA Westernlore Publishers 1956

Illustrator:   Illustrated by Von Klieben, Paul and Clarence Ellsworth

Seller ID:   12346

Hardcover with illustrated boards, no jacket as issued. First edition 1956. Cover has light corner bumping, light edgewear , small tears to spine bottom and light ink rubbing. Chip from top of spine has been neatly taped. Pages are all intact and clean other than several pages have small amounts of underlining in pen. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; From a Reviewer: "Memories of Walter Knott.......Having worked at Knott's Berry Farm in the early 1970's, I feel very fortunate to have met Walter Knott. I often saw him early on Sunday mornings before the park opened when I was going to work in Ghost Town and he was walking from his home (at Knott's) to the little church by the lake. He was always very friendly and always said hello to any employees who passed by. This book was the first of several books to be written about the entrepreneurial man who founded Knott's Berry Farm in the 1940's after starting to grow berries in a very rural Buena Park, California in 1920. He developed Knott's Berry Farm as the first "theme park" in the United States by bringing in old buildings from various abandoned gold mining towns to form "Ghost Town" as an attraction for visitors who were waiting to have Mrs. Knott's famous Chicken Dinner. This was his way of paying tribute to the pioneering spirit of his ancestors who travelled west in covered wagons. The story of Walter Knott is an inspirational one for anyone, but particularly for those with an entrepreneurial spirit. He never gave up, despite many hardships and set-backs. This is also a wonderful book for anyone interested in the history and development of Orange County up to 1956 when the book was published. Highly recommended! " (375noto,713)

Knottsberry Farms Walter Knott Biography - Business



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