And yes, it turns out that a grizzly bear DOES fit in a small elevator,... but with no room to spare!
My second encounter with stuffed dead critters came on Saturday morning when I addressed the West Floral Park Neighborhood Association on the subject of researching historic homes. It turned out they were meeting in the old cabin of the Orange Chapter of the Isaak Walton League. The cabin is located at 1714 West Santa Clara Ave., near the Riverview Golf Course in Santa Ana.
The home base for this conservation group is LOADED with dusty old animal heads and fish. Some have clearly seen better days. But it's a fascinating old place. The Orange Chapter got their charter in 1938, although I'd guess the cabin is newer. Probably built just after WWII?I'll post more on Izaak Walton League and Polynesian Pop (which took up the rest of my weekend) when I have more time.