Our parents and our grandparents experienced a brief period of calm between the Great Depression (1929-1933) and the United States involvement in the Great War (WWII, 1941-1945).  This photograph/postcard was taken at the Ghost Town "Pitchur Gallery" in Knott's Berry Farm (Buena Park, California).  The amusement park was mainly known for its excellent country-style restaurants and the quaint ghost-town area in the 1940s.  This was a favorite outing for the family.  You can bet that the photo was fun-loving Great Uncle Glenn's idea.  The photo shows our grandparents (James Orval and Marian Booth) with Orval's younger brother Glenn and his first wife Dorothy (Dot) on the fake horse.  From left, Orval, Glenn, Dot and Marian.  The "pitchur" gallery was established by Gus Thornrose in 1940.  [JAM 3/1/2021]

Gus Thornrose