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The Catalina Casino in Avalon was built in 1929, and was never a gambling casino, but used as a performing arts venue, movie theater and now a museum and visitor tour site with a gift shop.

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HISTORY CORNER: Catalina, Island of Romance
September 5, 2021 1 a.m.

HISTORY CORNER: Catalina, Island of Romance

'Twenty-six miles across the sea; Santa Catalina is a-waitin’ for me…'

Stretching 22 miles long and 8 miles wide, Catalina Island has fascinated early Californian Indians, Spanish conquistadors, movie stars, tourists, artists, hikers, yachtsmen, fishermen, scuba divers and honeymooners.