Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

Honorary co-chairs for the Knott’s Berry Farm festivities were two former students, Marion Knott Montapert and Virginia Knott Bender, daughters of Walter and Cordelia Knott, founders of Knott’s Berry Farm, the nation’s oldest themed amusement park. The sisters grew up on the Farm, producing berries and rhubarb on ten acres of land which were then sold at a roadside stand in the 1920s. After the Depression, the Knotts added a tea room and began to sell what became Knott’s famous chicken dinners. An English major, Virginia graduated in 1932, while Marion was enrolled in Home Economic classes in 1939-1940. As a student, Marion found Fullerton College to be a “neat and fun school.”
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