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Calif. NAACP Backs Jackson's Neverland as State Park

Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 03:51 PM

Pop icon Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch would never be forgotten under a proposal to turn the Santa Barbara County estate into a California state park.

A Golden State lawmaker is prepping a resolution to have state parks officials study converting the 2,600-acre property into a state park, according to a report in The Sacramento Bee.

The state NAACP backs the idea to convert the lavish layout, which once featured a working locomotive; a Ferris wheel and other amusement park rides; a 10,000-volume library; and a zoo, the Bee reports.

"I think Michael's history is world history and I think it would become the Number One attraction for the state parks if we could pull it off," the Bee quotes NAACP President Alice Huffman as saying.

Such a designation would pay tribute to the musical legacy of Jackson, who died last year at the age of 50, said Huffman, who also is on the state Parks Commission.

Santa Monica-based Colony Capitol LCC, a private-equity firm that acquired the ranch when Jackson was facing foreclosure in 2008, declined to comment to the Bee, which noted that the company’s president told Bloomberg News last month that he hoped to sell it for more than $100 million.

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