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    Florida is famous for its juicy oranges

    Florida is the largest producer of citrus fruit in the United States. It produces the majority of oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit cultivated in the United States. About 90 percent of the citrus harvested in Florida goes into juice making.
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    Tourism is the engine that drives Florida
    Tourism is the biggest money earning sector of Florida's economy. In 2016, more than 112 million tourists visited Florida. The Walt Disney World Resort is the most visited vacation resort in the world with over 50 million annual visitors.
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    When was Florida discovered?

    Native Americans were living for atleast 12,000 years in what is now Florida when first known European visitors led by the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León landed in April 1513. He was seriously wounded in Florida, died in Cuba and interred in Puerto Rico
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    Birth place of commercial aviation

    Young aviator Tony Jannus made history on January 1, 1914 when he flew the world's first scheduled passenger service airline flight from St. Petersburg, Florida to Tampa, Florida
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