Friday, May 02, 2008
Today we're taking a look at the Calico Mine Ride, which opened at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park in 1960. This attraction was designed, built and owned by the innovative Mr. Bud Hurlbut, who also gave us such trend-setting attraction as the Timber Mountain Log Ride.
This is also my first attempt at posting a video to my blog, so please be patient with any technical difficulties. I boiled this footage down from the half-hour long 1960 film, "A Family Builds A Mountain," which we have a copy of at the O.C. Archives. In my edited version here, only small portions of the attraction can be seen.
A historical society for the City of Rancho Santa Margarita was launched on April 23rd.
The History Channel is trying to encourage young people to become historical preservationists through their Save Our History grant program. Museums, historic sites, historical societies, preservation organizations and libraries are invited to partner with a local school or youth group and apply for funding to help preserve the history of their communities. Deadline: June 6.
Posted by Chris Jepsen at 5/02/2008