😎 😎 😎 Alligator Joe’s Alligator Farm then …..Everglades Club Now😹 😹 😹
Warren Frazee, was known as a Florida Cracker and Jacksonville native born in 1873. He re-invented himself at age 25 as “Alligator Joe” with a large Alligator farm in Palm Beach, now the Everglades Club. Alligator Joe was the owner-operator of the "Florida Alligator Farm." In the early 1900s, the highlight of Palm Beach social scene was to see 300 pound Alligator Joe wrestle a 12 foot long alligator. On Feb. 20, 1915, the Pan-American Pacific Exposition opened in San Francisco. Alligator Joe transported 4,500 gators and crocodiles, as well as a manatee, pelicans and a blue herons by rail. He set up what would become his final exhibit at the winter event. He contracted a high fever in the cold, wet San Francisco climate, and was admitted to the city's "German Hospital" on May 27, 1915. Four days later he died at age 43. Warren Frazee's Palm Beach reptile farm site was bought by Paris Singer, the millionaire son of sewing machine inventor Isaac Singer. Singer converted the landmark structure into a private "Everglades Club," which became and still is internationally famous and infamous for its exclusive membership.
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Back in the day, way back, this guy created a successful tourist attraction called Man versus Reptile. The location was at the end of Worth avenue where the Everglades club stands today. #alligatorjoe#history