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AMI History Trivia January 30, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Travel & Leisure.
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At a lecture at the library, the Anna Maria Island Historical Society shared Island History Trivia with us.

The Anna Maria Beach Company, established in 1910, built a pier for passengers coming from Tampa on the ferry.

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After debarking, the day trippers wandered down Pine Avenue to the beach, to enjoy sunning on the sand and splashing in the Gulf of Mexico.

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If they didn’t behave, they ended the day in the Slammer.

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At lecture’s end, we played Jeopardy.  Two of us got all answers correct.  Our names went into a hat.  My name got selected as the winner!

The prize . . .

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Much preferable to wearing something like this . . .

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Aah . . . that’s better!