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Alligators, Lions And Ostriches: What Happened To The Odd Attractions Of LA’s Past?




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Alligators, Lions And Ostriches: What Happened To The Odd Attractions Of LA’s Past?
Before there was Disneyland, there were monkey farms, alligator enclosures and pleasure piers. 

In her recent column for the L.A. Times, Patt Morrison takes us back to the 1920s, when Los Angeles was home to some strange and questionably safe attractions. 

So where did these oddities go and why did they disappear? Patt joins us to discuss.

Guest:

Patt Morrison, columnist for The Los Angeles Times; her recent column is “Why was there an alligator farm at Lincoln Park? It was one of many odd amusements of L.A.’s past”; she tweets @pattmlatimes