Seals in MacArthur Park!


Nov. 14, 1904, Seals Imagine my surprise to discover that there were seals in MacArthur Park. And the proof, in the form of this postcard, has been listed on EBay.

Research in The Times clips shows that seals were kept in the park, along with mud hens and swans, around 1904 to 1908. Judging by this Nov. 14, 1904, story, it didn’t go well and at least some of the seals were taken to Santa Catalina Island.

Bidding starts at $18.50.

Nov. 14, 1904, Seals

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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3 Responses to Seals in MacArthur Park!

  1. juliemerholz says:

    I don’t see any seals in the postcard.


  2. Gary Martin says:

    In the park in the center of downtown El Paso they once kept alligators in the pond. Eventually they too were removed to the local zoo and replaced by sculptured liknesses from the artist Luis Jimenez.


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