Making It Happen

The San Diego Zoo had finally been established in a permanent location and was gaining members, supporters, and admirers. Across the country, the Charleston was all the rage, movie-goers were introduced to “the talkies,” and Charles Lindbergh completed the first nonstop flight from New York to Paris in his single-engine airplane. But there were hard times ahead for the country and the Zoo during the Great Depression, and the Zoo still had a lot of work to do to expand its collection, create new exhibits and new structures, and keep building its reputation. It was going to take grit and fortitude to keep moving forward, but if anyone was up to the task, it was Dr. Harry and his intrepid staff.


Tenacity 1927 - 1936
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