Today's photo shows the California Alligator Farm in Buena Park, around 1955. Opened in Lincoln Heights in 1907, and moved next to Knott's Berry Farm in 1953, the Alligator Farm finally closed its doors forever in 1984. Insert your own handbag jokes here, folks.
Speaking of Buena Park, Dean Dixon was recently named the new curator of the Buena Park Historical Society. Mr. Dixon has been involved in local history since at least the 1970s, and is well-respected in the field. Dixon will replace Jane Mueller, who is retiring.