Aquatarium Photos

Hi,


I found your site while looking for more information on the Aquatarium. I have posted some photos from 1970 at:

http://vintagevacationphotos.com/vacation.cfm?vacationid=119

Thanks for a great site!

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The National Enquirer - Lantana FL

by Jen M
(West Palm Beach FL)

Before Generoso Pope passed away and his famous celebrity magazine was sold, the headquarters were in Lantana.

Each year at Christmas time, the magazine would have a gigantic tree (always over 50 feet high and visible for miles)The entire grounds would be transformed into a winter wonderland.

I recall as a kid, getting excited to see the tree as I knew Christmas was approaching. I believe the estate/heirs of Mr. Pope sold the property and sadly, the memory faded into the Lost Florida archives.

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Jen, thanks for the memory. I remember that tree well and it was always a treat to see it. Another big tree down your way was (is?) at Delray Beach.

I can't remember how big the Delray tree is, but it was always fun to walk inside and get an entirely new perspective.

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Mystery Pictures Stars Hall of Fame

by Audrey
(Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada)

I recently scrapbooked pictures of a trip I took to Disney World when I has 12 (in 1983). I was able to piece the pictures together with the help of the internet but the Stars Hall of Fame pictures I can't decipher.

I know some of the actors in the pictures but not all. Is there a listing of the actors in the museum that I can find? I've scrapbooked the pictures but would like to add who the actors are to the pictures.

Please let me know if you can help. Also, I have pictures of a museum. It has Indian Artifacts in it. When you walked into the building it had two Indians sitting at the front with long braided hair.

There was also a large alligator with his mouth open and tons of framed pictures and stuff in glass cases. If you have any info that would help me fill in the blanks, I would greatly appreciate it.

Please e-mail me at smithaudrey17@gmail.com.

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Garden of Eden

Don't forget the Garden of Eden that was located somewhere near Bristol in the Florida panhandle.

A local preacher named Callaway believed that the biblical Garden of Eden was located nearby, so he built a little entrance building and charged people admission to walk around and snoop a little.

The thing never caught on, but it operated for awhile at least.

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