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    Knott's Berry Farm Book-Related Group (c. 1950s - 1970s). Bud Hurlbut (1918 - 2011) had a very close lifelong personal friendship with Walter Knott. This group showcases the bond that they shared for Walter Knott's vision for his park. Included is a first edition copy of the 1956 book about Walter Knott called Fabulous Farmer - The Story of Walter Knott and his Berry Farm. The book had illustrations from the official Ghost Town artist Paul von Klieben and Clarence Ellsworth. The book is inscribed by Walter Knott to Bud Hurlburt, "To my very good friends Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hurlburt Walter Knott Nov. 22 1956." Also included is a Knotts Berry Farm Holiday card of Independence Hall with extensive holiday greetings written by Walter Knott to Bud and Mrs. Hurlbut. Bud Hurlbut presented the Liberty Bell to Walter Knott for this attraction. A set of prototype gift bookends of the Knott's Berry Farm Liberty Bell is included. And finally, a 1976 book by Russell Knott called Reflections is part of this important group. It is dedicated and signed inside, "To Bud and Lou Hurlbut with best wishes from Russ Knott." Some of the fascinating history of Knott's Berry Farm will be found here. All items have minor handling and edge wear. Some spine damage on Fabulous Farmer. Overall condition is Good. From the Bud Hurlbut Archives

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