A Story With Bite – Remembering the California Alligator Farm

Written by Sam Gennawey. Posted in Samland


Published on May 30, 2012 at 10:01 pm with No Comments

Sam is joined by historian, Richard Harris, this week as they examine the history of the California Alligator Farm.  You may not know it, but this slithery story began in Arkansas of all places in 1906.  Later on the exhibit was moved to Los Angeles California, before finally settling in Buena Park California, near Knott’s Berry  Farm.  This colorful history is a surprising story of the good and bad fortune of this California icon.


About Sam Gennawey

Sam Gennawey is an urban planner who has collaborated with communities throughout California over the course of more than 100 projects to create a great, big, beautiful tomorrow. Sam is a member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Regional Planning History Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving municipal, county, and private sector planning documents from throughout Los Angeles County. Sam is the author of Walt and the Promise of Progress City which you can find on Amazon.

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