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  1. redmondjp

    This house is just south of Griffith Park and the Los Angeles Zoo, which is the area in which Walt often sat on a park bench in the late 1940s with his young children as he dreamed up what would later become Disneyland.

    If you look at the last photograph in the listing, which is from the January 1940 issue of Better Homes & Gardens, Walt tells the story of how mice used to get into the garbage can next to his drawing board to get at scraps of food. He adopted one and made a small shelf for it over his workspace where it ran back and forth as he worked. He named it Mortimer, which became the inspiration for Mickey Mouse.

    Fascinating history for sure.

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