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The History of Catalina Island Exhibition – Permanent Installation

217 Metropole Ave, Avalon, CA 90704

(310) 510-2414

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    From the island’s discovery some 8,000 years ago to William Wrigley’s purchase of the Santa Catalina Island in 1919 and the rise of Avalon as Hollywood’s favorite vacation spot, Catalina Island has a unique history in both events, personalities and moments in American history. 10am – 5pm daily.

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