The Malibu Feed Bin and the Morehart family



The Malibu Feed Bin and the Morehart family


In 1961, Ace Smith created the Malibu Feed Bin at the corner of Topanga Canyon Blvd. and Pacific Coast Highway. In 1966, he sold it to Marty Morehart, pictured here with his wife Patricia and two daughters, Katie and Kasey, holding their own children. The building was originally Potter's Trading Post, and dates back to the 1920s. At one time, it had a petting zoo in back with goats, pigs, and rabbits. During one Christmas, there was a Santa Claus sled and reindeer mounted on the roof.


circa 2001


PF 14.1


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