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"Rattlesnake Pete, whose real name was Peter Gruber, became famous in the early 20th century for his reptilian-centric museum and saloon on Mill Street in Rochester. Patrons from far and wide would come to Pete’s for a drink and a glimpse of his famous exhibits of eccentricities , as well as his extensive collection of rattlesnakes, copperheads, adders, and other reptiles.
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