Sunday, December 19, 2010

Knott's Merry Farm, Christmas vampires, etc.

Today's image is the cover of the Nov./Dec. 1960 issue of the Knotty Post, the old employee magazine at Knott's Berry Farm.
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On this day in 1888, the Orange News was founded. Also on this day, in 1929, the Seal Beach Volunteer Fire Department was organized.
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Tomorrow (Monday) will mark the 114th annivesary of the discovery and slaughter of a remarkably "enormous vampire bat" on the San Joaquin (Irvine) Ranch. (Really!) Thus began the annual Irvine tradition of heralding the arrival of Christmas with the slaying of a vampire. (Not really. But maybe they should.)

3 comments:

Connie Moreno said...

"Thus began the annual Irvine tradition of heralding the arrival of Christmas with the slaying of a vampire."

See? I knew there was a reason I really liked Irvine, LOL!

Teresa Blankmeyer Burke said...

The Orange Daily News! My great-grandmother was the ODN society writer for many years - Amy Russell Palmiter. Her eldest daughter, Elizabeth J. Schultz, was fairly active with the OC Historical Society in the 1960s and 1970s - the old Anaheim History Room at the Main library was named for her. I credit these two ladies and my grandmother, Amy Palmiter's youngest daughter, for my abiding interest in OC history (and for owning what I will wager is one of the largest collections of monographs, books, journals, and assorted papers on Orange County History in the state of New Mexico.)

Janet Campbell said...

Hi Teresa!

Just wanted to mention that I worked with your great-aunt, Elizabeth J. Schultz, at the Anaheim Public Library, and my mother knew your great-grandmother, Amy Palmiter, who once wrote about our family taking a trip to the Four Corners area in her newspaper column!

Janet Whitcomb