Thursday, November 06, 2008

The Simple Joys at Knotts Berry Farm

One thing that I believe is being lost these days is simple joys. Kids love water and watching water. Both Walters knew this and included water in their parks. The kids in these images taken in 1957 are fascinated with the water flow and the pump used to create the flow.

And because this image was with the others, a nice posed shot in front of the authentic and original steam train.


Major Pepperidge said...

Great early photos... I know that I would watch the water coming out of the spout. You'd think that the wood of the spout would have to be replaced regularly since it was wet all the time. But it seems to me that it looked just the same when I saw it many years later!

Katella Gate said...

Yes, I remember that pump-fountain too. It looked exactly the same, right down to the slimy wooden chute (which as a kid I found irresistible)

Alas, the infinite majesty of the law forbids this kind of fun too ... fountain owners are held accountable for any illnesses contracted from the water. If the water can not be purified, then a barrier must be put up to prevent contact.