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Atomic Swag Catalina Island Tee

$49.00

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If you’ve ever taken a drive on the Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach California on a clear day, you can see an island off the coast – that is Catalina Island. This was a popular tourist attraction from the 1920s to the 1950s and beyond.

Catalina was originally settled by Native Americans, later claimed by Spaniards, transferred to Mexico, and then to the United States. The magnate William Wrigley (yup – the bubble gum guy) started developing on Catalina in the 1920s.

The island has been used for smuggling, gold digging, Chicago Cubs training, and in WWII was closed to tourists for military training. Actress Natalie Wood drowned in the water near Two Harbors in 1981. Old Western Movies were filmed there, releasing non-native, American bison onto the island, whose bison ancestors still roam. Some of the movies filmed on Catalina are, “Island of Lost Souls” starring Bela Lugosi, “Mutiny on the Bounty” with Clark Gable, and “Terror Island” with Harry Houdini, just to name a few. A lot of history for such a little island!

Atomic Swag silk-screen print their tees by hand with water based inks. The t-shirt is made from pre-shrunk, 100% cotton.

Runs true to size.

Measurements (taken across front of garment lying flat, length measurement from shoulder to hem) 

large: Chest = 55cm; Length = 74cm

 


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