May 27, 2009
The amusement park known as Dogpatch USA was the brainchild of Harrison (Boone County) real estate broker O. J. Snow, who convinced Al Capp to allow him to build a theme park around the town and characters that appeared in Capp’s popular comic strip, Li’l Abner. Opening in 1968, the park remained in operation approximately twenty-five years before closing in 1993. Shown here is a 1973 magazine advertisement for the park.