California Home To Largest Collection of Star Wars Memorabilia
A former hatchery in Petaluma is now recognized by Guinness as home to the largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia in the galaxy.
Steve Sansweet began accumulating his 300-thousand piece sci-fi stash before the first movie was even released in 1977. The retired former journalist used his time working at Lucasfilm to amass some of the items.
In 1998, Sansweet bought the former egg-producing farm and used "the force" to kick out 20-thousand chickens to open up, Rancho Obi-Wan. "CBS Bay Area" says fans can call ahead and schedule a personalized tour with the Jedi-Master himself.
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