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Monday, March 28, 2011

So You Think You Know Florida?

What building, built in 1141, was purchased by William Randolph Hearst in Spain, dismantled and shipped to South Florida?

Answer to the last question:

The leasing of convicts to private contractors.  Congrats to Sophie for getting it right!


SophieMae said...

OO! OO! I know this, coz it was a Florida Factoid Friday post a little over a year ago! Fascinating story! As I recall, there was a problem with customs and the pieces all sat in a warehouse for nearly 30 years. Wish I'd known about it when we lived on Marco. Have you seen it?

SwampAngel65 said...

Eventhough it is only about 1/2 hr. from my home, no..I've yet to go there. It is definitely on my list of place to see before I move *gulp*.... north.