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Walter Knott

Farmer and Creator of Knott's Berry Farm Walter Knott

Profession: Farmer and Creator of Knott's Berry Farm

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Knott gave his name to the famous Knott's Berry Farm and he also popularized the boysenberry along with George M. Darrow.

As the popularity of the berry and the Knott family's preserves and pies grew in the 1930s, their farm grew into an amusement park, with the construction of a ghost town in 1940, and various other attractions throughout the decade.

Knott and fellow amusement park builder Walt Disney allegedly had a friendly relationship, and visited each other's parks.

Born: December 11, 1889
Birthplace: San Bernardino, California, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: December 3, 1981 (aged 91)

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