Los Angeles Ostrich Farm
Same owners of the California Alligator Farm
Is located near the entrance to Lincoln Park
(Formally Eastlake Park)
Next door to the Alligator Farm.
Factory and Salesroom:

3609 Mission Road, Los Angeles, Calif.
Phone: CApital 0106

Farm in 1909Farm in 1920s-30s
The Farm in Postcard and Photo


Competent guides conduct all visitors and opportunity is given to see the entire industry from the eggs up to mature birds, 39 years old.
Take Yellow car marked "Lincoln Park" and get off at the farm. Fare 5 cents. Opposite entrance to Lincoln (Eastlake) Park.

TAKE A STROLL THROUGH THE FARM WHERE YOU MAY SEE
Over One Hundred of these Giant Birds on Exhibition
Five of them being the Largest in the United States, and one of them the Tallest in the World.


 
 
VIDEO BY VICTORIA - OSTRICH FARM IN 1941 
Gilbert is pecked by Ostriches.
Gilbert, Marilyn & Richard climb aboard the Ostrich-pulled wagon. 

WONDERFUL VIDEO!
CHECKOUT THE ALLIGATOR VIDEO
ON THE ALLIGATOR FARM PAGE

Ostrich Farm souvenirs

Farm at a Parade!Souvenir Spoon Sold at the Farm.

   
First submitted Ostrich Farm Picture!
It's nice to know the names of some of  the faces you see in these postcards.
These picture postcards were popular in the 1920s-1930s.
Tourists or locals stood in front of the camera and took their picture.
The backside of the picture is a preprinted postcard ready for mailing.
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From left to right is Ida McKone Shannon, Liz and J. Bauman, Elizabeth McKone
 All visiting from New Castle, PA    ca 1930
"I found your website after looking at a picture of my ancestors riding an ostrich cart that said "Los Angeles Ostrich farm".  It looks just like the photos on your website, so I don't know if you want another, but it made me laugh to see that it was a real place to visit!!
 I don't know what  year it is from".
Submitted by Kathy Hamilton  -  Thank You 

 This is a photo of my aunt, Elsie Deign McCaskey at the L. A. Ostrich Farm, unknown year.
Elsie was born in 1912, Rainier, Columbia County, Oregon and died in L.A. in 1968.
Submitted by Jim Flaherty - 4/13/04
Thanks  Jim!
Ostrich Farm Picture   4/29/04
Mary Lee Park 1930-31
I found your website looking for info about a family photo. This is my mother, maiden name of Mary Lee Park. Judging by other family photos, I believe she is 5-6 years old, which would place this photo around 1930-31. I was so pleased to find your website!
It is great.
New Ostrich Farm Picture from overseas!   new 6/18/04
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                  The other day when I was organizing my parents' house I found 
this photo. It's my grandfather of my father's side, Susumu Matsumura in 
1928. I was so curious that I asked my father about this photo while doing some Internet search.

According to my dad, Grandpa visited L.A. on the way back from Europe where he had been sent by the government to study something for three years, or just enjoying traveling around on government's money. What a long journey! I hear he was a medical scientist and a government official as well. My dad says he was acquainted with Charles Chaplin's manager, Japanese showed him around L.A., believe or not.
I believe he will be the first Japanese in your photo gallery. 

I'm glad to find your web site.

Yoko Kitayama
haha10122003@yahoo.co.jp

Thank you Yoko!  j.a.

THE FARM WITH THE
Ostrich Race Track
And having the Only Trained Ostriches in the Entire West

All visitors are given the opportunity of Seeing these Riding and Driving Exhibitions.

Of the Ostrich it has been said that these great Gawky Birds all of things animate the "most innocently powerful" and "most powerful innocent." they are a study - these birds - a kick from whose legs has power to kill and whose wonderful eyes create speculation as to whether their little twinkle means mischief or a joke. Of course the display of feathers, of which they are proud, are of special interest to the women. One learns much as the characteristics and the habits of this bird at the Farm. As to Amusement feature, birds trained for the purpose are ridden astride, or harnessed and driven to a sulky.

YOUR OLD FEATHER MADE LIKE NEW
CURLING, DYEING AND CLEANING - DYED ANY COLOR

The Farm with the Ostrich Race Track
And having the only Trained Ostriches in the entire West.

(Above description taken from the original Ostrich farm brochure)
See the original brochure from my collection. Page 1 Page 2


Where the farm was is a residential treatment center for
Chemically Dependent men and women, acquired in 1987.
A lonely single pepper tree still stands today.


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