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By Jeannine L. Pedersen,Catalina Island Museum

all through its historical past, the 76-square-mile island of Catalina has performed host to local american citizens, smugglers, otter hunters, ranchers, miners, marketers, tourists, motion picture stars, and nature fanatics. William Wrigley Jr. (of chewing-gum popularity) received the island in 1919 and later built the recognizable on line casino development, which used to be by no means used for playing yet did develop into one of many best-known ballrooms in the United States. within the Seventies, the Wrigley relations deeded 88 percentage of the island to the Catalina Island Conservancy, which protects the typical nation of the island and her population. this day approximately a million travelers stopover at every year to absorb the fishing, parasailing, glass-bottomed journey boating, scuba diving, biking, camping out, galleries, purchasing, and dining.

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