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.
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Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".