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    January 8, 2011: Bud Hurlbut (1918-2011)

    Bud Hurlbut was not only the creative force behind several Knott’s attractions, including the park’s masterpieces—the Calico Mountain Mine Ride and the Timber Mountain Log Ride—he also financed, built, owned, and operated them.

    Historian Chris Jepsen wrote a tribute to Bud Hurlbut, who died January 5, 2011.

    Link to Bud Hurlbut (1918-2011) at Yesterland

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    Re: January 8, 2011: Bud Hurlbut (1918-2011)

    Thanks for reposting this, Werner. I look forward to hearing from other folks who can share stories about Bud.

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    Re: January 8, 2011: Bud Hurlbut (1918-2011)

    Lovely article. Very nice work of his. Nice to see people that were innovating outside of Disney. Where can I get one of those miniature paddlewheelers?
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    Re: January 8, 2011: Bud Hurlbut (1918-2011)

    We will miss him greatly.


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    Re: January 8, 2011: Bud Hurlbut (1918-2011)

    A great article! He will be missed very very much!

    One little picky point. The article states, "Hurlbut was an innovator, and his inventions, like flume rides and various motors, were adopted later by much of the theme park industry." The flume ride was actually first seen at Six Flags Over Texas in 1963. It was the "El Aserradero."

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