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Month: January 2015

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History of Gasparilla – The Legend

HISTORY OF GASPARILLA– The Legend Gasparilla sounds like an exotic drink…or perhaps even a rare, tropical flower. But, as any Tampa resident can attest, “Gasparilla” means boats, pirates, parades, merriment and more. It means January is here, and the city’s illustrious festival celebration is, once again, about to begin. Gasparilla…the pirate. The name and foundation of Tampa’s traditional Gasparilla Carnival […]

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