Knott’s Berry Farm Souvenir Guidebook, c. 1940

Knott’s Berry Farm Souvenir Guidebook, c. 1940

My last post concerned Knott’s Preserved, a book I recommend highly for anyone wanting to revisit Old Southern California.

Today, I’m sharing one of my most prized vintage theme park souvenirs: a Knott’s Berry Farm souvenir guidebook from the early ’40s. My grandmother mailed this to my grandfather when they were still teenagers.

I even have the original envelope. (The book is on top of it to conceal my grandfather’s address. He’s long gone, but I do still have family in the area.)

Remember when the park looked like this?

Looks familiar…

Scenes from Ghost Town.

Before GPS – and before Independence Hall.

Back cover.

This was tucked inside the back cover. Grandma must have bought it from the gift shop.

Ditto this one. I won’t comment on how strictly Grandma kept certain commandments…

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