By Jeannine L. Pedersen,Catalina Island Museum

all through its background, 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 fans. William Wrigley Jr. (of chewing-gum popularity) received the island in 1919 and later built the recognizable on line casino construction, which was once by no means used for playing yet did turn into one of many best-known ballrooms in the US. within the Seventies, the Wrigley family members deeded 88 percentage of the island to the Catalina Island Conservancy, which protects the average country of the island and her population. at the present time approximately 1000000 travelers stopover at each year to soak up the fishing, parasailing, glass-bottomed journey boating, scuba diving, biking, camping out, galleries, buying, and dining.

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