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Carolina Zoos and Things

A 1930s phenomenon was roadside convenient stores adding animals as attractions to draw in more patrons. Many gas station owners captured bears to chain by the side of the road to entice the passer-by to stop and give them some business. One brave gas station owner in Valdese purchased a lioness from the circus and kept her caged on the roadside.
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