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Marion Knott Montapert, child of Knott's Berry Farm founders, dies at 92

Marion Knott Montapert, child of Knott's Berry Farm founders, dies at 92

Marion Knott, a sharecropper's daughter on a little Orange County spread that offered berries by the basket but decades later grew into one of Southern California's signature tourist attractions, has died. She was 92. Knott, who was raised on and later guided the development of Knott's Berry Farm, died Nov. 13 at her Newport Beach home. The last surviving child of berry farmers Walter and Cordelia Knott had been in failing health, her son Darrel Anderson said. "She represents the end of an era, the last of her generation," Anderson said Wednesday. "She was born on the farm, lived through the Depression, sold rhubarb on the roadside, and then came into what I...

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