Knott's Berry Farm's "old west" more political than historical, author says

Posted Tuesday, September 5, 2017 9:28 AM | Contributed by Jeff

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While Ghost Town is arguably the first of its kind, since 1940 Old West theme parks have proliferated around the United States and the world. They’re more than just destinations for pleasure seekers. Like Hollywood Westerns and dime novels, these theme parks propagate a particular myth of “the West.”

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