Vincent Natulkiewicz, a.k.a. “Trapper Nelson,” Businessman (1909–1968) Vincent Natulkiewicz, also known as “Trapper Nelson,” operated Trapper Nelson Zoo and Jungle Garden on 857 acres along the Loxahatchee River. After his death in 1968, the state purchased land from his heirs and added it to Jonathan Dickenson State Park. In 1985, 10.3 miles of the northwest fork of the river were designated “Wild and Scenic” and protected from development.
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Vincent Natulkiewicz, a.k.a. "Trapper Nelson,” Businessman

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Vincent Natulkiewicz, a.k.a. "Trapper Nelson,” Businessman

(1909–1968)

Vincent Natulkiewicz, also known as "Trapper Nelson,” operated Trapper Nelson Zoo and Jungle Garden on 857 acres along the Loxahatchee River. After his death in 1968, the state purchased land from his heirs and added it to Jonathan Dickenson State Park. In 1985, 10.3 miles of the northwest fork of the river were designated "Wild and Scenic” and protected from development.  





 




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