Before there was Mickey the Mouse, there was Cawston the Ostrich

Posted on May 13, 2022 5:06 pm

Before there was Mickey the Mouse, there was Cawston the Ostrich
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showandtell
showandtell
8 days ago

I’m too young, ha, to have witnessed the L.A. and Pasadena ostrich sensation in person but I’ve seen postcards, etc. Imagine a time in now-crazy SoCal when big family fun would be heading out to gawk at (and ride) the ostriches. I love that empty landscape in the Pasadena photo pre-1900. And look at the hefty woman actually sitting on an ostrich! Don’t think you’d get away with that today.