1967: Grateful Dead visit the Warnecke Ranch


In May of 1967, the Grateful Dead camped on the Russian River at Warnecke Ranch and wrote their famous song "Alligator" while hallucinating alligators in the Russian River. "Alligator" was Robert Hunter's first credit with the Grateful Dead. Hunter would go on to become the band's lyricist and a longtime collaborator with Jerry Garcia. 

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