Welcome to this week’s letter “X” of which I can find no city or town in Florida that starts with an “X”.
But I do have some “Xtra” things to share with you.
Did you know?
Actor Ben Vereen was born in Miami Florida.
Singer Jim Morrison (The Doors) was born in Melbourne Florida.
Clearwater Florida has the highest rate of lightning strikes per capita in the United States.
The Ripley’s Believe it or Not building in St. Augustine, Florida was originally the Castle Warden, an 1880′s poured concrete castle.
Originally built by Standard Oil partner William G. Warden, it later became a classy hotel when owned by Pulitzer Prize winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (“The Yearling”) and her hotelier husband Norton Baskin.
The world's longest and deepest known submerged freshwater cave system in the world is Wakulla Springs near Tallahassee, Florida.
Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators in Gainesville, Florida, where the drink was first developed.
A crypt in Key West is inscribed "I told you I was sick."
Stephen Foster, who wrote "Old Folks at Home," Florida's state song, never even saw the Suwannee River, nor did he ever step foot in Florida.
Well that is just a little something “X”tra to share about Florida.
See you next week for the letter “Y”.
Thanks for stopping by! ~Ames
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