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  1. In the 1890s, the Armina Cigar Factory was located at the corner of what is now Armenia Avenue and Pine Street in Tampa. Back then, Armenia was known as Armina Avenue.
  2. Frances Alvarez, 70, holds her mom’s wedding dress, which was made from a parachute her father brought home from World War II.
  3. WFLA photojournalist Paul Lamison, shown here in June when he threw out the first pitch before the Rays played the Brewers, died of a sudden heart attack on Wednesday.
  4. Weeki Wachee mermaid Bonnie Georgiadis is pictured on this postcard as she looked during the early days of her 37-year Weeki Wachee career. Georgiadis died at 86 in July 2022.
  5. Tessie Ferlita of Tampa walks past the banquet hall while arriving for lunch at Tony's Ybor Restaurant in Tampa.
  6. Grand Prix Tampa, the 15-acre entertainment campus with go-carts and miniature golf, has closed. They opened in 1978.
  7. The Bonney-Read Krewe's float, shown here during the 2012 Children's Gasparilla Extravaganza parade, is 33 feet long and holds about 25 pirates. Mark Ferguson, the owner of Ferg's Sports Bar in St. Petersburg, purchased the float for $33,000 and plans to put it on display in Ferg's courtyard.
  8. Natalie Wetherington, 49, shops at Vintage Marché in July with the help of owner Paul Donofrio as she looks for unique pieces to furnish her newest property in Ybor City.
  9. Tampa Bay Times chairman and CEO Paul Tash, who led the Times for more than 18 years, stepped down as Times chairman on July 1.
  10. Tampa's Bonney-Read Krewe is putting its pirate ship parade float, shown here during the 2018 Gasparilla parade, up for sale for $25,000. The 28-year-old all-female krewe is building a new float that it expects to be ready for the 2023 parade season.
  11. The Woodson African American Museum of Florida is in St. Petersburg
  12. Steven Ball, 42, is the resident artist at Tampa Theatre. On Aug. 28, as part of its Summer Classics series, he will play the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ, a magnificent, 1,400-pipe instrument, to accompany silent movies.
  13. Lisl Schick of Largo spoke to students at the Holocaust Museum about the night the Holocaust began. The historic night is called Kristallnacht, or Night of the Broken Glass. Schick was a girl living in Vienna on that night, Nov. 9, 1938, when Nazis burned synagogues and looted and destroyed Jewish-owned shops. The photos surrounding her are from that time, her parents, Lotte and Paul Porges on the left, and Schick at 11 and her brother, Walter Porges, 7.
  14. Franklin Delano Floyd aka Warren Marshall aka Trenton B. Davis aka Clarence Hughes.
  15. This combo of images provided by NASA on Tuesday shows a side-by-side comparison of observations of the Southern Ring Nebula in near-infrared light, at left, and mid-infrared light, at right, from the Webb Telescope.
  16. John Harris, who is an auctioneer, shows boxing memorabilia once owned by late founder of the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame Butch Flansburg at Alessi Ringside Gym and Fitness in Tampa.
  17. This small section of land at Woodlawn Cemetery was designated for Black burials more than a century ago. It was staked off in 1900 to separate it from white burials during that era of segregation.
  18. Steve Barber, a Kolter Urban development executive, places his hands in a large crack on a wall inside 520 N Tampa St. in Tampa.
  19. A camera captures the last glimpse of the James Webb Space Telescope as it heads to its final destination 1 million miles from Earth. Tampa Bay libraries and museums such as MOSI and Great Explorations will have special events this summer to glimpse Webb's first pictures from outer space.
  20. A quarter-mile-long rainbow flag is being rolled up at the end of the 2011 Pride in Paradise parade, with hundreds of people carrying the flag down the street.
  21. Palmetto leaves create the signature split on the top of baking loaves at La Segunda Central Bakery in Ybor City.
  22. Col. Tom Parker, who managed the career of Elvis Presley for 22 years, in his Nashville office. Tom Hanks portrays Parker in the "Elvis" movie.
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