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THIS MONTH IN HISTORY

MERRY XMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO Y, ALL

SNAPSHOT: 1969 WET XMAS

What more could you want from a seasonal welcome than waterskiing showdancers? These skilful entertainers were the star attraction of Cypress Gardens, Florida’s first amusement park, which opened in 1936. Dubbed the ‘waterski capital of the world’ after more than 50 world records were broken there, other attraction’s included its idyllic botanical gardens and the crinoline-wearing ‘Southern Belles’. The park finally closed in 2009, but the gardens were preserved and are now part of Legoland Florida.

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