Knott's Berry Farm founding family member Marion Knott dies at 92

Posted Friday, November 21, 2014 9:04 AM | Contributed by Jeff

rion Knott, a sharecropper's daughter on a little Orange County spread that offered berries by the basket but decades later grew into one of Southern California's signature tourist attractions, has died. She was 92. Knott spent her career on what she, her sisters and brother kept calling "the farm," although it had morphed into a huge amusement park that drew 4 million visitors a year for boysenberry pie, a nostalgic stroll through the Old West and a few stomach-churning minutes on roller coasters like Montezooma's Revenge, where thrill-seekers went from zero to 55 mph in five seconds.

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