Thursday, January 04, 2007

From Cordelia Knott's kitchen

The history bug makes people do very strange things. Case in point: I just bought a scroungy old pie tin on eBay. Why? Because it's stamped "Knott's Berry Place."

No, that's not a typo. Knott's Berry Place became Knott's Berry Farm in 1947. That makes this "distressed antique" a rare artifact from one of my favorite chapters of local history.

The guy I bought the tin from said it was nailed to the side of a barn on Starr Ranch until the 1960s, when someone pried it off and tucked it away for safekeeping.

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