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Saturday, July 7, 2012
Sepia Saturday 133–July 7, 2012: The Bird Park, Santa Catalina Island, California - Vintage Postcards
Sepia Saturday provides an opportunity for genealogy bloggers to share their family history through photographs.
Once again I perused my Grandfather Debs Webster’s collection of vintage postcards for today’s Sepia Saturday post. The above photo suggests zoos or animal sanctuaries.
I understand it is not necessary to follow the proposed theme, but when I found these two beautiful postcards of The Bird Park at Santa Catalina Island, California, I knew they were a perfect fit for today's theme.
Santa Catalina Island, often referred to as Catalina Island, or simply Catalina, is about 22 miles off the coast of Southern California. The Catalina Chamber of Commerce has an official website. If you’d like to check it out, here’s the link.
According to another website, The Bird Park was established in 1929 and covered eight acres of land. It had over 500 cages and housed over 8,000 rare and exotic birds.
The Bird Park was a very popular attraction on Catalina Island for over thirty-five years. During World War 2, the Park was scaled back and never regained it’s prewar vitality. It closed in 1966.
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