KnottsEarlyYearsIoA[Book: Jay Jennings – 2009 – 17x23cm – 130 Pages – Many B&W photos]. Before there was a Disneyland, there was a Knott’s Berry Farm. What started out in the early 1920s as a small, roadside berry stand in Buena Park, California, grew over the next 60 years into one of the most popular amusement parks in the world. Its founder, Walter Knott, along with his wife and family, knew no boundaries when it came to expanding his small berry market and tearoom into the world-famous Chicken Dinner Restaurant and later adding his ultimate achievement, Ghost Town. Chapter Points: Introduction; The Early Years of Walter Knott; Introducing Knott’s Berry Place; Building a Ghost Town; Knott’s Berry Farm and Ghost Town; Vintage Knott’s Memorabilia. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.