Jake the Alligator Man

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Jake in his display case at Marsh's Free Museum in Long Beach, Washington
Marsh's Free Museum, where Jake is located

Jake the Alligator Man is an alleged half-man, half-alligator creature on display in apparently mummified condition at Marsh's Free Museum, a tourist trap located at 409 South Pacific Avenue in Long Beach, Washington. He was acquired by the museum for $750 in 1967 from an antique store.[1]

A postcard image was used by the Weekly World News on November 9, 1993 for the front-page article "Half-human, half-alligator discovered in Florida swamp".[2]

Jake has acquired a cult following in Northwestern popular culture. His birthday party is held annually in early August on the peninsula, and features events such as a bachelor party, car show, bridal contest, and live music.[3]

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  1. ^ Staff writer. "'Alligator Man' of Long Beach: His past is a murky swamp of tall tales". The Columbian. Clark County, Washington. Archived from the original on September 6, 2007.
  2. ^ Clark, Doug (Nov 2, 1993). "Tabloid defames, renames one of state's natural treasures". The Spokane Spokesman-Review. p. B1. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Party with Jake: The Alligator Man to celebrate his 75th Saturday". Longview Daily News. August 9, 2007. p. C1. Retrieved 13 July 2020.

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