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  1. The book "Burgert Brothers: Another Look" compares 80 Tampa locations photographed by the Burgert Brothers in the early 1900s with how they look today.
  2. West Tampa's Bustillo Bros. and Diaz Cigar Company factory has been recently sold and will be converted to apartments by the new owners.
  3. The front of the newly renovated St. Petersburg High School.
  4. Eurich Z. Griffin practiced law in St. Petersburg for his entire career. He's pictured here on Aug. 14, 1987.
  5. An architectural rendering of the future upgraded Woodson African American Museum of Florida.
  6. A resident-led raid breaks up an illegal casino in Tampa in 1952.
  7. Fresh stone crab claws are for sale at Frenchy's Stone Crab Co. in Palm Harbor. Crab season runs Oct. 15-May 1, two weeks shorter than in past years, and the state has upped the claw size minimum to combat overfishing.
  8. Tampa Bay Times reporter Paul Guzzo and actor and filmmaker Joe Davison search for signs of paranormal activity at the Cuban Club in Ybor City. After mysterious sightings and reports from staff, the Cuban Club is considered by some to be one of Tampa Bay's most haunted buildings.
  9. This home where the 1990 fantasy romance film "Edward Scissorhands" was made at 1774 Tinsmith Circle, in Lutz, has been converted into a private museum dedicated to the movie by the home’s new owners, Joey and Sharon Licalzi.
  10. Ralph Wimbish Sr. integrated the lunch counter in 1961 at Maas Brothers in St. Petersburg
  11. A set of Bolita balls in the University of South Florida Special Collections office.
  12. Walt Disney World is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Magic Kingdom theme park and resort opened Oct. 1, 1971, and is now the world's most-attended tourist attraction.
  13. Pasco County historian Jeff Cannon says this concrete slab marks Eugenia Osburn Howell's grave still located on land that was once Prospect Cemetery.
  14. Stu Schwartz heading back to the locker room followed by a bloody Dick Murdoch.
  15. A view of the Showmen’s Rest Cemetery at 3541 N. North Blvd. in Tampa. A developer wants to buy an unused portion of Showmen's Rest Cemetery for circus and carnival workers and build up to 15 single family homes on the land.
  16. The Afterholic Speakeasy's “Haunted Tavern” in Ybor City.
  17. Angela Alderman has on a decade long search for her great uncle's grave in College Hill Cemetery that was located where the Italian Club Cemetery's parking lot is today. Alderman is holding her uncle's death certificate in the parking lot.
  18. Winter the bottlenose dolphin swims in a tank at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Winter became widely known for having a prosthetic tail after being found entangled in a crab trap line in Mosquito Lagoon near Cape Canaveral on Florida's east coast on Dec. 10, 2005. Injuries from the crab trap resulted in the loss of her tail.
  19. Anthony Abramson holds a photo of his childhood friend Daniel Rosetti, farthest right, in front of the 9/11 memorial in Palm Harbor. Rosetti died when a plane hit the World Trade Center's south tower.
  20. “Doctor” Dave Messick, seen here at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in 1981, was a fixture at the Tampa theme park for 30 years.
  21. The Tampa Tribune headline about the teenager who flew a plane into downtown Tampa's Bank of America building.
  22. Linda Simek and her husband, Greg, are the new owners of the famous real estate listing in Gulfport that showed a giant live oak tree in the middle of the kitchen and sprouting through the roof. She likes to cook, and has to navigate around the tree to get to items in the sprawling kitchen.
  23. A view of the Crescent Lake water tower overlooking the Huggins-Stengel Baseball Field in St. Petersburg. Nearly 40 years ago, eccentric New York author Byron Priess published "The Secret," a book of fairy tale-like cryptic paintings and correlating verses that double as clues in a treasure hunt he created for 12 jewels. So far, only three have been unearthed and the author died without providing more clues. But a Nashville father and daughter believe clues point to one being buried near Crescent Lake Park's Huggins-Stengel Field.
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