More on the Knotts

Here’s a belated, but still welcome, note from Bob Poff of San Dimas on a perennial topic:

“I have read with interest your reporting on Walter and Cordelia Knott and their connection to Pomona.

“In 1991 the San Dimas Festival of Arts recognized the Knotts with the Spirit of the West Award. We did this after learning about their early years in Pomona. They were represented by their grandson Steven at the banquet when the award was presented. Steven received a bronze sculpture and in the Festival’s collection is a portrait of Walter and Cordelia, painted by Leslie B. DeMille of Sedona, Ariz. It is on display at San Dimas City Hall should you like to see it.

“Also on display at City Hall is an edition of the same sculpture that was awarded to John Wayne. Unfortunately he passed away before the presentation. Just thought you might like to know.”

Thanks, Bob.

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