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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Dec 23, 2019 07:28AM ● By Karen Miller

The Christmas flamingos have arrived, decking the lawn of this home off Citrona Drive, bringing a chuckle to everyone who passes by. And although we think of the pink flamingo as Florida icon, it was actually invented in Massachusetts. The flamingo lawn ornament was created by Don Featherstone in 1957, the same decade that polyester pants, pink washing machines, vinyl wallpaper, and Naugahyde lounge chairs were cool. Featherstone, a sculptor, was hired by Leominster, Mass.-based Union Products to make three-dimensional lawn ornaments. (Photo by Sherry Roberteen Carter.)

For more about the history of the pink flamingo visit www.mentalfloss.com/…/2…/brief-history-plastic-pink-flamingo