We’ll be focusing a little more on Knott’s Berry Farm in the next few weeks in preparation for Chris Merritt’s new “Knott’s Preserved” event on April 18th (link).
This “Telephoto” from United Press Associates is dated February 26, 1956. It’s a little pixilated, which is something you don’t usually see on 1950’s photos. The “Telephoto” process was like a fax machine for pictures, I bet the original of this is much nicer. It looks like it was a pretty involved process to bring the cable cars to the farm.
“The cable cars shall not die”. They will serve the tourists at Knott’s Berry Farm's new parking lot. The photo description pasted on the back is actually the bottom portion of the Telephoto.
I’ve posted these before but they go with the photo so here they are again. This ticket appears to be one of the first tickets for the Cable Cars.
This trio of Cable Car tickets is fun, too bad they smell like a wet ash tray! (Never believe sellers on EBay when they state something is from a “smoke free home”)