Knott's Berry Farm started with fried chicken

Posted | Contributed by Jeff


If you could talk to Walter and Cordelia Knott today, they’d tell you straight out that they never intended to build a theme park. He was a farmer and she was a homemaker; their dream, when they finally leased the farmland in Buena Park in 1920 that’s now Knott’s Berry Farm, was to build a little farm stand and sell what they grew.

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This is a solid mini-feature. It's interesting how attractions in the area are rooted in places that were once uncrowded.

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I got to see a little bit of the "original" park back in the 70s. I wish the article took a deeper dive into the "growing" years that predated the "corporate" years. It was a charming time.

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