Alligators have intrigued Florida's explorers, tourists, photographers, and residents for more than 500 years and become symbols, mascots, pets, medicine, handbags, food, luggage, souvenirs, and attractions. The sport of Alligator hunting and wrestling are explored, along with popular Alligator Farms in Orlando, Palm Beach, St. Augustine, Tampa, and St. Petersburg. See for yourself why Alligators have remained popular draw among Florida's tourists, historians, and residents alike. In A History of the Alligator author Donald D. Spencer, a noted Florida historian, tells the Alligator's story through more than 270 vintage postcards, including the alligator's criminal record as he documents alligator attacks throughout the state's history. Featuring Alligator Border cards and, with approximate costs of all the postcards shown, postcard collectors worldwide will find this a valuable resource.