Monday, March 29, 2010

Now & Then

For today's post here are some then and now postcard shots that I took at the farm a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy!
The Chicken Dinner Restaurant today
The Chicken Dinner Restaurant in the 40's or early 50's

The spot where the Miner Statue once stood at the entrance to Ghost Town as it is today

And here is the Miner Statue that once stood at the entrance to Ghost Town in the early 60's

Here is the front of the General Store as it looks today.

And here is a General Store back in its heyday!

Here is the backside of the General Store & The Post Office peek-in as it appears today.

Here are the same buildings 60-70 years ago.

And finally the Calico Mine Train as seen from Calico Square today......

....and the Mine Train when it was new viewed from a spot slighty to the left (which is now blocked by a safety gate to protect you from yourself, I promise the train stays on the tracks)
While I imagine that anyone who reads this blog is well aware of it but, I still want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the upcoming Book Signing and Knott's History event that is taking place Saturday April 18th at the farm for the release of Chris Merritt's upcoming book "Knott's Preserved". I certainly plan to attend (though I still have not received my confirmation) and suggest you do to as this is certain to be a fun and informative time.
For more info here are links to both the "Knott's Preserved Blog" and the official Knott's website.

Well that is gonna do it for today. I have a few more of these Then & Now shots to post if anyone is interested.

Take Care and Thanks for Readin'


TokyoMagic! said...

Definitely interested in seeing more....these are fun! Hey, the Wisteria vine is still there where the old entrance used to be...and it's in bloom in your pic! Thanks for sharing these.

outsidetheberm said...

Yes, more would be welcome.

Way back when, the Wisteria vines graced the arbors all the way down to the chapel and lake. Remember that? What a beautiful walk that was.