Longtime Southern Californians and visitors to Knott's Berry Farm may remember a fascinating multi-dial clock which was displayed at Knott's for over half a century.
At one point it stood in the Rose Garden, and it also spent time near the ticket booths.
That clock was built by Andrew Dreger Sr., the great-grandfather of a family friend, Glenn Frank, who discovered a while back that the clock had fallen into disrepair and been warehoused by Knott's. Glenn has been working ever since to have the clock restored and displayed once more in a prominent place in Buena Park.
The Buena Park Historical Society has played a key role in this effort, purchasing the Dreger Clock for restoration.
The work has paid off and on October 3, 2009, a dedication ceremony will be held at the clock's new home at 6631 Beach Boulevard, across the street from City Hall.
By coincidence, I learned today about a new book in the great Images of America series, KNOTT'S BERRY FARM: THE EARLY YEARS by Jay Jennings.
As it happens, Glenn mentions at the Dreger Clock website that Jay sent him a photo of the clock.
Jay's website is The Knott's Berry Farm Museum. I'll definitely be checking out his book.