At the beginning of the 20th century people were able to visit it a dangerous alligator farm in Los Angeles. The alligator farm in Los Angeles would not come close to meeting today’s standards for human and animal safety. The farm was located in the Lincoln Heights area and operated from 1907 to 1953 until it moved.
To give you a little idea of a typical visit to the park, here is a quote from the Public Domain review: “Visitors – and their pets – might take alligator carriage rides or watch them race down slides; Small children could have their picture taken with a flock of young animals and even bring one home at the end of the day. It’s crazy to think about how this casual attitude towards safety (or lack thereof) became so widely accepted.
Despite the obvious problems that the alligator park presented, the photos of adults and even small children posing with alligators are fascinating to see.
(Images from The Public Domain Review)