Jake the Alligator Man
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.
Jake has acquired a cult following in Northwestern popular culture. His 75th 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.
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- "Join Us - Jake the Alligator Man". Jake the Alligator Man. Retrieved 2016-08-25.
- "Party with Jake: The Alligator Man to celebrate his 75th Saturday". Longview Daily News. August 9, 2007. p. C1. Retrieved 13 July 2020.