Friday, 31 July 2015

The California Alligator Farm

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In 1907, Francis Earnest and Joe Campbell opened a unique attraction in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. The California Alligator Farm boasted over a thousand of the toothy reptiles, from adorable hatchlings to massive adults.

After paying $0.25 for admission, visitors could peruse alligator handbags in the gift shop, watch a trained gator slide down a 16-foot chute or take pictures of their children riding atop the animals. The farm was moved to Buena Park in 1953, and finally closed in 1984.

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