Walter Knott's Early Beginning - Pomona
Walter Knott and Cordelia Hornaday met in Pomona High School. They married in 1911 and he had a house built for them on 1040 West 4th Street at a cost of $1,665. They lived there about two years and had their first child, Virginia, while he worked for a local cement contractor. The couple ended up in Buena Park, where in 1920 they began farming and later opened the amusement park Knotts Berry Farm.
A second Pomona structure is Westmont United Methodist Church 1781 West 9th Street. Funded by Walter Knott in honor of his father. Elgin C. Knott had founded the congregation in 1887 and his son, while attending church near Buena Park, remained a member of the church all of his life.
Travel back in time and experience life as a prospector trying to stake their claim. When you arrive at the Pan for Gold area, a Knott’s Gold Prospector will show you the ropes, tell you interesting facts about the gold rush era, and teach you how to pan for gold. A nominal fee is required to pan for gold.
KBF is legendary for their Ghost Town vignettes inside their town buildings.
Knott's Berry Farm is adding features for KBF 100th Anniversary celebration. Town hall is showing the 100th anniversary video.
Western Trails Museum reopens.
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".