Walter Marvin

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Walter Marvin was born in San Bernardino, California back in 1889. In the 1920’s he was somewhat a successful farmer just making it by. However, this changed and thus he goes down in the history books, so let’s get to it.

His fortune changed when he nursed some abandoned berry plants back to health. Those were a cross between a blackberry and loganberry. He opened a roadside stand in 1890. His wife served fried chicken dinners and within a few years they opened a restaurant.

With the success of the restaurant Walter began to build an Old West town around it. The business was a success and thus would place him in the history books.

What you may now about Walter Marvin Knott is that he was the creator of Knott’s Berry Farm and amusement park in California. His Knott’s Berry Farm jelly is still in production to this day under the supervision of ConAgra Foods who purchased the Knott’s label in 2008. Who knows what the next visionary will come up with. I know I don’t. Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face and a penny in your pocket.

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Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good morning James Dray 

Thank you for sharing your information with us.

Have a great day 10/31/2017. 

Oct 31, 2017 04:46 AM #4
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray ,

Isn't it amazing that Knott's Berry Farm is a household word! Good to know how it all was created..who knew?

Oct 31, 2017 04:53 AM #5
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

You telegraphed this one early in the story and stories of success arwe always good whether them or not.

Oct 31, 2017 04:59 AM #6
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Good one today hope you hace amny treats today.

Oct 31, 2017 05:18 AM #7
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. You never know how things are going to turn out! Enjoy your day!

Oct 31, 2017 05:19 AM #8
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Been to the farm and have had the had the jelly.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Oct 31, 2017 05:52 AM #9
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - Walter Marven's dream can be an inspiration to any one with an ideas who is willing to persist.

Oct 31, 2017 06:20 AM #10
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This was a great read and very interesting. 

Oct 31, 2017 06:40 AM #11
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Best Christmas present I ever received was a basket of knotts berry farm jellies.

Oct 31, 2017 07:47 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wow- James- had no idea about this one! Very interesting tale. 

Oct 31, 2017 08:44 AM #13
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Ah Knottsberry Farm, the quintessential California attraction.  It has been years since we have been there...A

Oct 31, 2017 10:53 AM #14
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Who knows when a hobby can become a profession....a corporation....a legend !

Oct 31, 2017 12:54 PM #15
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

How interesting! One more thing I learned today. Thank you!

Oct 31, 2017 02:10 PM #16
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - √√√√ FINALLY √√√√√ - one I knew right off the bat!  Knott's Berry Farm was and still is one of the most special places I have spent many many days at in my youth and raising my kids. I watched it go from a free park to a theme park. The chicken dinners have always been fabulous and they serve a scrumptious rhubarb pie. Have a Happy Halloween! 

Oct 31, 2017 02:55 PM #17
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Very cool, Knotts Berry Farm is the amusement park that I have attended the most in my life.

Oct 31, 2017 05:19 PM #18
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

  I was always wondering about the Knotts berry farm start and how they became the powerhouse they are James Dray 

Oct 31, 2017 05:36 PM #19
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James

Well I didn't know this bit of history but I certainly know about Knott's Berry Farm! It's very popular here!!


Oct 31, 2017 08:52 PM #20
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story with us.

Nov 01, 2017 06:21 AM #21
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Who says you can't start little and become an entrepreneur?

Nov 03, 2017 12:51 AM #22
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

We had two similar west town here in San Jose, California. It was a cute ghost town and another was called Frontier Village inspired by cowboy.

Today the one off Umbarger is a modern apartment complex. The other became cluster housing.  

Nov 29, 2017 08:36 PM #23
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