Little Irvy

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Little Irvy was a traveling sideshow attraction in the United States from the late 1967 until the mid-1990s. The body of the 20-ton sperm whale was hauled around the country by trucker Jerry "Tyrone" Malone in Old Blue, a refrigerated tractor-trailer.[1]

The whale was purchased in 1967 for $6,000 from the Del-Monte Fishing Company, which had captured the whale off the coast of Santa Barbara, California, with plans to sell the carcass for dog food.[2] On July 9, 1967, the frozen whale made its debut at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, and traveled the state fair and roadside attraction circuit for over 25 years.[2]

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  1. ^ Deford, Frank (August 11, 1969). "Little Irvy". Sports Illustrated. Time Warner Inc. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b Dewey 1995.
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