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AMI History Trivia January 30, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Travel & Leisure.

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.


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.


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


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 . . .


Aah . . . that’s better! 



1. Don - January 30, 2014

Congrats for winning. Hope you’re proud of yourself. 🙂

nrhatch - January 30, 2014

The questions were pretty easy since the answers had been disclosed during the lecture ~ if they’d waited longer to test me, I might not have had perfect recall. 😉

But I was pleased with the prize.

2. Rainee - January 30, 2014

Well done 🙂

nrhatch - January 30, 2014

We love going to the lectures at the library ~ everything from travel to hiking to history to cooking to beer making. It’s a great community resource.

And it’s fun to come home with a prize I can actually use (and that doesn’t have to be dusted).

3. katecrimmins - January 30, 2014

But you look really good in stripes! Congrats! Last time I won a tee-shirt I gave it to my husband and it was too big for him.

nrhatch - January 30, 2014

This shirt is a 2X.
I am NOT a 2X . . . yay!

But I love BIG sleep shirts and beach cover-ups. This prize will fit those needs to a “T.” :mrgreen:

4. valleygrail - January 30, 2014

Feels like I am there! Lovely!

nrhatch - January 30, 2014

If you decide to head here, wait until tomorrow. It’s chilly, wet, and gray today. 😎

5. Eric Tonningsen - January 30, 2014

I find the stripes fashionable. Still, a free T-shirt is always openly received. My kind of jail, too! 🙂

nrhatch - January 30, 2014

I rather like the stripes too, Eric. As long as I’m wearing them by choice rather than by dictate.

The jail is located in the Museum complex, along with two other vintage buildings ~ one of which went for a swim off the end of the pier when pilings collapsed in a storm.

6. jannatwrites - January 30, 2014

How fun to win a t-shirt. I like the jail photo. They have an “open door” policy? 🙂

nrhatch - January 30, 2014

They do! And winning the t-shirt was fun. An unexpected bonus for attending the talk.

7. colonialist - January 30, 2014

Eek – you were in jeopardy? Still you didn’t lose your shirt – in fact, gained one!

nrhatch - January 30, 2014

Yes! You put right answers in . . . and pull a t-shirt out . . . then you shake it all about.

That’s what it’s all about!

8. Behind the Story - January 30, 2014

Knowing the history of a place, adds an extra layer to the pleasure
of being there. Nice t-shirt. But 2x?

nrhatch - January 30, 2014

Yes! It’s fun to know a bit of trivia about the area. As for the shirt, it’s a bit B~I~G on me . . . perfect as a sleep shirt. 😀

9. diannegray - January 31, 2014

Congrats on winning the prize 😀 I’m glad you didn’t lose and get locked in the slammer. I always find it eerie when I go to old jails (as if there are probably some sad ghosts hanging around still trying to get out!) 😉

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